Kolarov keen on Lazio return

Aleksandar Kolarov says he misses Italy as he mulls over a return to former club Lazio.

The 31-year-old looks set to leave Manchester City this transfer window as manager Pep Guardiola embarks on a club overhaul.

A former Serbian international with 68 caps, Kolarov began his career as a youth with Red Star Belgrade before spells with Cukaricki and OFK ahead of a move to Lazio in 2007.

After three successful years, the defender was on his way to Eastlands, where he has won the Premier League twice, an FA Cup, the Football League Cup twice, as well as the Community Shield.

With just a year remaining on his current City deal, Kolarov says he would like a return to the Serie A, while he is also considering a future in coaching.

He told Il Messaggero: "I would love to return to Lazio. I am no longer young but I can still have my say!

"Seriously when I finish my adventure at City it would be nice to embrace the white and blue again.

"Maybe even as a manager. I have not decided what I'll do when I finish playing football but I will stay in football.

"The football in England is different, the stadiums are always full but I miss Italy."

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