Euro champs confirm they’re eyeing transfer deal for Man City ace

According to reports from Manchester Evening News, club president Fikret Orman has confirmed Besiktas are targeting Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov.

The 30-year-old has made 200 appearances for the Citizens since moving to the Etihad Stadium from Lazio in summer 2010. In that time, he’s scored 20 goals, lifted two Premier League titles, two League Cups and an FA Cup.

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But the veteran full-back looks set to leave Eastlands during the summer transfer window, now working under a new manager in former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola and having struggled for form over the last few seasons.

Earlier this month, Turkish sources reported that Manchester City had sanctioned a £3million transfer to Besiktas, following rumours claiming Kolarov had agreed personal terms with the Super Lig champions.

But the Serbian international is now back in pre-season training with the Citizens and according to Manchester Evening News, Besiktas president Fikret Orman has insisted there’s no deal in place to sign him.

However, Orman did admit that the club are in need of a new left-back and Kolarov is one of the options on their radar.

As quoted by MEN, he said; “We are aiming to sign a left-back and Kolarov could be one of the candidates, but we are interested in many players. Kolarov is a name which the press have been talking about, but he is someone who has a contract with another club.”