Mario Balotelli is committed to Manchester City.

The Italian striker missed his second successive day of training yesterday on the day he decided not to pursue his case against City at a Premier League tribunal.

Balotelli dropped the case at the last minute and agreed to pay a £340,000 fine imposed by City at the end of last season for picking up too many red and yellow cards.

Balotelli's agent Mino Raiola said: "Mario is committed to City. He doesn't want to leave the club.

"He's always wanted to stay and this case hasn't changed this. He is committed in Manchester."