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Kolarov's future warning to City

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June 27, 2013 « Live County Championship coverage | Chartbeat test »
Aleksandar Kolarov is prepared to take his set-piece skills elsewhere © Getty Images
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Aleksandar Kolarov has said he may leave Manchester City in his bid to play first-team football.

The Serbian left-back is a reported loan target for Juventus, who signed his City team-mate Carlos Tevez on Wednesday. And Kolarov said he is willing to take a pay cut to facilitate a move elsewhere.

"I'm in contact with my agent, and soon we will understand what may happen," Kolarov told the Manchester Evening News. "I am happy at City but want to play regularly as I said to [former manager] Roberto Mancini.

"Money is not everything in life and I have no problem in revising my salary. Simply, I want a place in the starting line-up."

Kolarov was a £19 million signing from Lazio in 2010 but he only started 11 Premier League games last season.

Gael Clichy, who has been the first-choice left-back in the last two years, then signed an extended contract and Kolarov does not believe Manuel Pellegrini's appointment to replace Mancini will bring a change in the pecking order.

The 27-year-old, a set-piece specialist, has scored 11 goals in 88 games during his three-season City career but has found many of his recent opportunities coming on the left wing or as a substitute.

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