Manchester City hope to see plenty more of Mario Balotelli despite an impending ban and a threat from his agent he could quit English football.

Should hints coming out of the club that they will not contest a Football Association charge for violent conduct prove correct, the maverick Italian striker will begin a four-match suspension on Wednesday night.

First-team coach David Platt said: "The likelihood is we will be without Mario for the next four games. When he is available again we will utilise him to help achieve what we want to achieve this season."

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