Given the injury of Emerson Palmieri and the sale of Mario Rui, Monchi is searching for an important name at left-back.
One name that Monchi has followed for a long time is that of Kostas Stafylidis of Augsburg, but he is also viewing other solutions. Former Lazio and current City man Aleksandar Kolarov is a good profile, he knows the Italian league and has international experience. Though, he is no longer young and in November he will be 32 years old, he will not cost too much as City ask €10 million. The only problem is related to his wages. Kolarov earns €4.5 million per season and he does not want to drop below that figure. The Serbian has rejected very rich offers from Turkey and even Inter has tested for the player. Monchi had contact with the player, probing his availability and openness to a move. Now discussions will begin with the agent to see if there is wiggle room for his wages.