Serbian international flattered by interest from Turin.
Manchester City ace Aleksandar Kolarov has insisted that he wants to stay with the club, despite speculation linking him with Juventus.
The 27-year-old hopes to prove to new coach Manuel Pellegrini that he has what it takes to become a permanent fixture in his starting line-up, and is adamant he has a future at the club.
Speculation in Italy has suggested that champions Juventus are lining up a bid for the former Lazio star, but he has revealed that his preference would be to remain in Manchester.
“I’m happy at City and it is my intention to remain,” the 27-year-old told Tuttosport as reported by Football Italia. “I want to play as much as possible to show Pellegrini my qualities.
“I want to remain in Manchester, but it is only logical that should I not be given any space in the team then I’ll have to evaluate a few things.
“It is nice to know that an important and prestigious club such as Juventus like me, but I’m not the only person who will have a say on my future.
“If something is to happen then it will be decided by the two clubs first…
Despite seemingly rejecting the opportunity to move to Turin, Kolarov was full of praise for Serie A and appears to be willing to leave the door open for a move in the future.
“What I can say is that I was happy in Italy and I like your football.”
Kolarov has also been linked with a move to Galatasaray in recent weeks, but claimed he knew nothing of their interest.
The Serbian international moved to England back in 2010 to link up with Roberto Mancini in Manchester, joining from Lazio for a fee in the region of €18m.