Galatasaray join the race to sign Kolarov.
Manchester City full-back Aleksander Kolarov is in high demand currently with Juventus and now Galatasaray showing interest in the Serb, reports the Daily Express.
The 27-year-old has been strongly linked with a move away from the Etihad Stadium having stated that he wants to be playing regular football – something the left-back is currently not getting at City.
Whilst it initially seemed that Kolarov would make the trip with Carlos Tevez to Turin and sign for Juve, the Turkish champions have emerged with an offer of an initial loan deal for £1.25m, with an option of a £5m permanent transfer in 12 months time.
This proposal will not be particularly revered at Eastlands however, with the club wanting to recuperate more of the £17m they paid Lazio for the Serbia international in 2010.
Since that move Kolarov has mostly played second fiddle to Gael Clichy at City, although the defender’s ability to also operate further up the pitch has sometimes seen the full-back utilised on the wing.
It is this versatility that first drew the attention of La Bianconeri manager Antonio Conte, as Juve opt to play three and the back flanked by wing-backs – a position where the Italian believes Kolarov would excel.
However, with Galatasaray also entering the fray it could prove to be a difficult decision for the Sebian, as both clubs have great Champions League credentials and the possibility of winning trophies at either would be significant.
It is unknown as yet if Kolarov fits into new City boss Manuel Pellegrini’s plans, but with offers already being placed the Chilean could well be tempted into selling.