Italian giants Juventus are looking at bringing Manchester City defender Aleksander Kolarov back to Serie A in January. The Turin club are hoping to secure a loan deal for the remainder of the season with an option for a permanent deal in the summer.
Despite several promising performances and glimpses of his undoubted ability, Kolarov failed to make the left-back spot his own last season, often finding himself behind Argentine Pablo Zabaleta. With the acquisition of Gael Clichy, and how well the Frenchman appears to fit into City’s new attacking system, Kolarov could well find his opportunities yet more limited.
Though City will be a force in all competitions this season, and will require cover in all positions in order to keep all players fresh. A player of Kolarov’s versatility could well come in useful and suspensions and injuries mount up.
Juventus are hoping to get back to where they feel they belong, having finished a disappointing seventh last season. After investing heavily in the squad during the summer, a 4-1 opening day victory at home to Parma was enough to inspire some faith in the current squad and new boss Antonio Conte.
Whether Juve would be willing to stump up the money to bring a player who cost Man City £16m from Lazio last year back to Serie A remains to be seen.