Manchester City's Kolarov not a Juventus target, insists Marotta

The Italian champions have dismissed reports that they are considering a swoop for the Serbia international during the winter transfer window

Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta has made it clear that the Serie A leaders are not interested in signing Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov.

The 28-year-old is again being linked with a move to the Bianconeri having allegedly attracted the attention of the Italian champions during the summer.

However, Marotta has insisted that Juventus are not considering a January swoop for the Serbia international.

"Kolarov is a player of absolute value," he told Mediaset. "However, there is no negotiation taking place at the moment and we have no intention of starting one up.

"We are not interested in signing him."

Kolarov joined Manchester City from Lazio three years ago and is under contract to the Premier League club until June 2015.