Aleksander Kolarov appears set on leaving Manchester City.
Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov could be pushing for an exit from the Premier League champions at the end of the season, after a series of candid quotes emerged on Sky Italia from the left-sided player on his club future.
Kolarov has only started 11 games for City this season, with Gael Clichy continuing to be preferred at left back by Manuel Pellegrini, despite the Premier League champions indifferent form.
It has led to the former Lazio man looking back at his time in Italy, having left the country in 2010, and the 29-year-old had admitted that he would be interested in leaving the Premier League to return to Serie A, with his compatriot Sinisa Mihajlovic doing outstanding work in taking Sampdoria to fourth spot in the league.
"I'd like to return to Italy, but it's difficult," the Serbian international told Sky Italia. "I'm happy for Mihajlovic; he's doing very well, as are Lazio.
"They're having a great season and I hope they can end it in third or even second place."
Despite Kolarov's desire to return to a league he had been successful in, the wide man told Sky Sports why he extended his contract in Manchester, having made 45 appearances for the Citizens last year.
"Last season I played a lot and I think I proved to people in the club that they can believe in me and the result was that I was offered a new contract and I was happy to sign."