Manchester City coach Mancini has told the press that he believes Balotelli’s future must first lie with Manchester City before it can lie anywhere else.
Since his move to Manchester City, Balotelli has found no prolbelm to make the headlines.
Recently the 20-year-old striker hit the headlines by suggesting that he wished to play along side Zlatan Ibrahimovic at AC Milan, despite only joining Manchester City in the summer.
However, Mancini has defended allegations over his reaction, telling Teo in Tempo Reale on Radio Monte Carlo: "I read that I had become angry with him because he had dinner with [Milan CEO Adriano] Galliani, but I didn't even know about that and it's not true that I got angry with Balotelli."
Despite Balotelli’s outbursts during his time at the Eastlands, Mancini still insists he has a place in the team and that his quality and skill could reach an all new level as long as he adheres to his rule.
Mancini explained: "I think that before he plays with 'Ibra', he has to play here. He has only played a couple of games and he has done well, despite that sending-off."
"I hope that now he can think of his experience here because this can be very useful to his career for all that he has. He must do well here."
Since moving to Manchester City Balotelli has been unable to feature regularly in the starting team, first suffering from injury and later serving a suspension for a sending off. Despite this he has managed to score three times for Manchester City.