Manchester City star defender future remains in doubt

Aleksandar Kolarov’s future Manchester City has been cast in doubt since the arrival of Pep Guardiola.

The Manchester Evening News states that the Serbia international is on Besiktas’ transfer list this summer.

The report goes onto say that the 30-year-old has been strongly linked with a move away from the Etihad Stadium despite having two years remaining on his current contract.

Besiktas president Fikret Orman was asked to comment on the link but he decided to play down the speculation.

“We are aiming to sign a left-back and Kolarov could be one of the candidates, but we are interested in many players,” Orman stated.

“Kolarov is a name which the press have been talking about, but he is someone who has a contract with another club.”

According to CNN Turk, City are demanding €8 million, a fee Besiktas are unwilling to match. The Black Eagles had initially planned to loan Kolarov but City are keen on a permanent transfer if the experienced full-back is to leave.

Kolarov provided five assists and scored three goals in 39 appearances in all competitions for Manchester City lasts season.

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