Tottenham Hotspur are watching Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov’s contract talks with interest, [football] direct news understands. The Blues want the Serbia international to remain at the Etihad Stadium but an extension is yet to be thrashed out, and a source close to Spurs told FDN they are monitoring the situation.googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(“div-gpt-ad-1389116196215-0”); });According to the source, Kolarov has gained admirers at White Hart Lane since establishing himself as a first-team regular this season, overtaking Frenchman Gael Clichy in the pecking order. The 28-year-old, who even assumed the captain’s armband on more than one occasion during City’s successful League Cup campaign, will have just one year left on his current deal in the summer. City’s offer includes lucrative terms but if Spurs technical director Franco Baldini does manage to lure Kolarov to White Hart Lane, he would almost certainly take left-back Danny Rose’s starting spot in head coach Tim Sherwood’s line-up next term.