Juve and Inter’s transfer battle for City ace

Italian sides Juventus and Inter are thought to be in a battle to sign Manchester City left-back Aleksandar Kolarov, according to The Sun.

The Serbian defender has slipped down the pecking order at the Etihad Stadium, with Gael Clichy the preferred choice at left-back for the Premier League champions.

As such a move has been touted for Kolarov, with two of Italy’s biggest clubs fighting it out for his signature.

Both sides are initially interested in signing the eastern European full-back on a loan deal, but City are thought to be keen to recoup as much of the £18 million they splashed on him in 2010.

Kolarov is well-known in Italy as he joined City from Lazio, and the defender’s future at the Etihad Stadium looks in doubt.

Juventus have recently been crowned Serie A champions and are looking to bolster their squad ahead of playing in the Champions League next term, whilst Inter are in transition and need new players to get them back into title contention.

By Gareth McKnight