Agent claims Savic set for loan

The Montenegro international joined City on a four-year contract in

the summer from Partizan Belgrade, but has yet to establish himself

in Roberto Mancini’s plans. The 20-year-old has made 12 appearances

for the club in all competitions, but his only Premier League start

came in the 3-2 win at Queens Park Rangers in early November. He

has been linked with moves to Sporting Lisbon and Roma, and his

representative Zoran Stojadinovic expects Savic to head out of the

Etihad Stadium in the New Year. “It is true that he is on his way

out of City in January and that he will leave on loan,”

Stojadinovic told O Jogo. However, a potential stumbling block to

the deal could be City defender Kolo Toure’s departure for the

African Cup of Nations in January. Toure will be linking up with

the Ivory Coast squad and Mancini would be left with just Vincent

Kompany and Joleon Lescott as recognised centre-halves if he also

agreed to Savic’s temporary departure.