City agree deal with Serbian star

LAZIO have accepted a �17million bid from Manchester City for Serbian left back Alexsander Kolarov, bringing their summer spending close to �80m.

Labelled as the Serbian Roberto Carlos, due to his ability from set pieces and powerful shooting, Kolarov has been identified by City manager Mancini to take over from Wayne Bridge as the Italian has not been convinced that he is good enough for a side that aspires to challenge for domestic honours in the coming season.

The Eastlands club have seemingly beat Real Madrid, Juventus and Inter Milan to the signing, and City are the only club to have reached an agreement. If everything goes to plan the Serbian international, who played in two of his country’s group games in the World Cup, should take his medical in the coming days and will link up with the rest of Mancini’s squad on their pre-season trip to the United States.

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