Aleksandar Kolarov is seeking showdown talks with Manchester City over his lack of playing time, as AC Milan prepare to tempt him back to Italy with a £7 million bid. Neglected: City’s Aleksandar Kolarov wants clarification on his future (Picture: PA) The 26-year-old is desperate to meet with City boss Roberto Mancini before the new season, after slipping down the pecking order behind Gael Clichy last term. A £16 million signing from Lazio in 2010, Kolarov is keen to know whether he still figures in Mancini’s plans for next season. The news comes after talk from Italy that AC Milan have stepped up their interest in Kolarov, and are now prepared to stump up £7 million to bring him back to Serie A. Kolarov has had no shortage of interest during his two years in Manchester, with Chelsea, Liverpool, Inter Milan and Juventus all linked with moves, but the player has always maintained his loyalty to City. Yet that now appears to be changing, with Kolarov reportedly ready to try and force through a switch from the Etihad, if Mancini refuses to hand him regular playing time. Kolarov is contracted to City until 2014, but Mancini will want to cash in now, with a number of alternative replacements currently available. Topping that list includes names such as Lyon’s Aly Cissokho, Juventus’ Reto Ziegler and even Everton’s Leighton Baines. The talks are scheduled for next week. Check out our latest daily transfer gossip live blog
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