Balotelli confirms he is staying at Man City

Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has dismissed reports he is returning to Italy and the club he supports, AC Milan.

Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has dismissed reports he is returning to Italy and the club he supports, AC Milan.

"I play at Manchester City," Balotelli said in Gazzetta dello Sport. "I am happy at City and I will remain there."

Balotelli joined City from Inter Milan in August 2010 and is under contract with the Blues outfit until June 2015.

"I don't know anything," the 21 year old said. "I haven't had any contact with them (AC Milan) in the past few years."

Balotelli would welcome the arrival of Brazil international Silva.

"If Thiago Silva was to arrive to City then for sure we would be stronger," he said.

Balotelli believes he has a lot of room for improvement.

"This year we were the strongest team and we deserved to win," he said ."As for my season, I give myself a pass mark.

"I am young and it is normal that I make mistakes.

"But with regards to the psychological aspect, I don't pay attention because I am fed up with what everyone says.

"I just have to improve tactically, mature and score always.

"In England they tend to exaggerate regarding what I do off the pitch.

"But those that love me know what I am really like.

"I'm just sorry for my mother because certain (media) stories might upset her."

 

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