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Lazio slap €22.5 m price tag on Kolarov

July 8, 2010
By Soccernet staff

Lazio president Claudio Lotito has slapped a €22.5million euro (£18.7 million) price tag on reported Manchester City and Real Madrid target Aleksandar Kolarov.

Aleksandar Kolarov
GettyImagesAleksandar Kolarov played for Serbia at the World Cup

• Kolarov can go for right price

Kolarov, 24, is under contract at the Rome outfit until June 2011 but has attracted interest from Europe's biggest clubs after turning in strong displays since joining from OFK Beograd in 2007.

Italian media recently reported that Lazio had turned down a £12 million bid from Madrid for the left-back, and Lotito claimed earlier this week that the player could leave at the right price.

"In my opinion, he is worth as much as [Lazio striker Mauro] Zarate, who we paid 22.5million euros for,'' Lotitio said. "[But] Kolarov has not asked to be transferred.

"He has only expressed an ambition to continue his career at a superior club. From our part, we have never put the player on the transfer market.''