Aleksandr Kolarov looks set to remain an Inter player next season, with the 35-year-old ready to sign a one-year contract extension at the Giuseppe Meazza.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who report that the Serbian has chosen to remain in Milan despite being strongly linked to a move to Bologna in the last weeks.

It is thought that Kolarov will be a part of the defensive rotation in Simone Inzaghi’s squad next season, with the player capable of backing up Alessandro Bastoni on the left side of the back three.

Lazio’s Stefan Radu had been offered a contract by the club with a view to backing up Bastoni in the position, but in the end the Romanian opted to extend his contract with the Biancocelesti, and the Nerazzurri have turned to a player already in the squad to fill the role for next season.

Bologna manager Sinisa Mihajlovic had been interested in bringing Kolarov to Bologna for next season and it is thought that the player gave serious consideration to the offer, but he now looks set to remain an Inter player for at least one more season.

Kolarov will join Andrea Ranocchia and Danilo D’Ambrosio who have already renewed deals with the Nerazzurri which had been set to expire this summer.