Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has responded to speculation over his future by insisting he has no intention of leaving the club.

It seemed City boss Roberto Mancini had lost patience with the controversial forward after his sending off in the defeat at Arsenal nine days ago, saying he would "probably" try to sell him this summer. But Mancini has since accepted an apology from the 21-year-old, opening up the possibility of him remaining at the Etihad Stadium.

Speaking in Gazzetta dello Sport, Balotelli said: "My future? Why do you always talk of Inter and Milan for me? I'm at City and I have no intention of changing shirt. Now I am just thinking about winning the title because I am sure that [Manchester] United will make mistakes."

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