Manchester City target Aleksandar Kolarov is likely to remain at Italian Serie A club Lazio according to the manager of the Rome-based outfit Edy Reja.

Serbia international Kolarov has been heavily linked with a shift to City but Reja's comments suggest that a deal is highly unlikely.

"I don't consider Kolarov a former Lazio player," he told Corriere dello Sport.

"I have spoken to him and I told him that on July 20 he should consider himself among the players included in the list for pre-season training.

"If before that something happens in the transfer market, then things will change."

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