Kolarov considers leaving City

Aleksandar Kolarov has revealed he could quit Manchester City in the summer after falling down the pecking order at the Etihad Stadium Sky Sports understands.

The Serbia international has been a regular for the Premier League champions since joining from Serie A side Lazio for £16 million in July 2010 but found himself on the fringes of the first team last season.

Kolarov made 39 appearances in all competitions during his debut campaign at City but found opportunities limited in his second falling behind Gael Clichy after his £7 million arrival from Arsenal last year and playing just 12 league games.

Despite the 26-year-old claiming he is happy with life in Manchester he’s shown concern that he may be consigned to the substitutes bench again next season.

Should he continue as Clichy’s understudy in Roberto Mancini’s side the former Red Star Belgrade defender admits he would consider leaving City and has been speaking to his agent regarding the possibility.

“I am in constant contact with my agent, so we will soon see what happens,” he told Corriere dello Sport.

“I am very happy here in Manchester but my goal is to play with greater regularity. I said it to [Roberto] Mancini.

“Money has nothing to do with it and I have no problem with wages.

“It’s simply that I would like to be able to feel more of a regular.”

With Mancini targeting Inter Milan’s Andrea Ranocchia a swap deal is being mooted with Kolarov moving to the Serie A side who are in the market for a specialist left back and dialogue has reportedly already taken place between both parties.

Inter are keen to land the City man amid interest from Juventus and would be prepared to sacrifice  Italy international Ranocchia, 24, despite paying £16m to bring him to the San Siro from Genoa two years ago.