Manchester City full-back Aleksandar Kolarov’s chances of leaving the Premier League champions at the end of the current season to return to Serie A are looking slim.
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The 29-year-old moved to the Etihad five years ago from Lazio, and he was hoping to return to Italy despite signing a new deal at the club only last summer. However, it appears that that contract – which is due to expire in 2018 – will prevent his departure.
According to the Sun, the Serbian is currently earning £130,000 a week, and that has put off the four clubs interested in him: AC Milan, Roma, Sampdoria, and league leaders, Juventus, who feel unwilling to offer the player that kind of money.
It is bound to frustrate Kolarov, who has seen his chances limited this year. Manuel Pellegrini also has Gael Clichy, Pablo Zabaleta, and Bacary Sagna available to him, meaning that the defender has only featured in fifteen Premier League games, and four Champions League ties this season.