Reports emerged from Italy on Thursday afternoon that we had reached agreement with Lazio. Their coach, Edy Reja, told Rai 3 that his transfer to MCFC was 'imminent.' And then we have the confirmation in tomorrow's papers from the favoured journalists: a £17m fee has been agreed. Here's Daniel Tayor:
More if and when he signs.
Kolarov is an attacking left-back renowned for his powerful shooting and ability from set pieces – his style has seen him being labelled as the Serbian Roberto Carlos – and he has been identified to take over from Wayne Bridge in a new-look defence also featuring Jerome Boateng, the £10.5m recruit from Hamburg.
Bridge has not convinced the City manager, Roberto Mancini, that he is good enough for a team that aspires to challenge for the Premier League title in the coming season and the former England international can expect to start on the bench if the 24-year-old Kolarov agrees to become the club's fourth signing of the summer.