Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has confirmed his admiration for Lazio's Aleksandar Kolarov. The Serbian defender has been linked with a number of top European sides after catching the eye with his performances in Serie A.

Real Madrid are believed to be keen on the player, while City are thought to have offered £14.88m.

When asked about City's interest in Kolarov, Mancini told Radio Sei: "He is a very good player too. He is young. He has improved and can still improve."

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