Last Updated: Thu, 01 Aug 2013 09:07
Aleksandar Kolarov claims he knows nothing about interest from Turkish side Galatasaray and he intends to stay at Manchester City.
The 27-year-old Serbia international left-back has been heavily linked with a move away from the Etihad Stadium this summer following a frustrating last campaign in which he struggled for first-team football under former boss Roberto Mancini.
However, Manuel Pellegrini's arrival as manager has changed Kolarov's situation as he has been told that he is part of the Chilean's plans and will be given a fair chance of securing first-team action ahead of rival Gael Clichy.
Italian champions Juventus and Galatasaray have both been heavily linked with a move for Kolarov, who joined City from Lazio in 2010 and still has two years left on his contract.
But with regards to the Turkish outfit's interest, Kolarov insists it is news to him and, as long as he is playing in the City side, he will happily stay at the club.
"If I am to be honest I don't know anything about the interest from Galatasaray," Kolarov told Sporx after scoring City's third goal in their 5-3 Audi Cup win against AC Milan in Munich on Wednesday evening.
"I'm happy at City and it is my intention to remain. I want to remain in Manchester, but it is only logical that should I not be given any space in the team then I'll have to evaluate a few things."
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