Inter Milan are chasing Manchester City set-piece specialist Aleksander Kolarov, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

 

The Serbian has been unable to hold down a regular starting berth under Roberto Mancini, starting just five league games this season.

 

Kolarov moved to the Etihad Stadium in July 2010 from Lazio for a reported fee of £16 million.

 

The 26-year-old Citizens left-back has been criticised for his defensive performances and accused of being too slow to handle the pace of the Barclays Premier League.

 

These reports have supposedly come about as a by-product of the negotiations between City and Inter over want-away striker Carlos Tevez.

 

The Nerazzuri are thought to be on the lookout for a replacement for outgoing left-back Cristian Chivu.

 

Any deal would most likely be struck for a summer transfer and it has not been suggested Kolarov will be a part of the deal.

 

The Serbia international has become famous for his free-kick taking and recently scored a spectacular effort in the FA Cup third round loss to Manchester United.

 

Manchester City are unlikely to expect to recoup the full transfer fee paid for him, but they will want a large chunk of what they spent on a transfer from barely 18 months ago.

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