"I don't know exactly how long I will stay with City but I have the contract and I want to respect it," he told the Mail on Sunday. "I want to win the league with Manchester City and I think we can do it this season. We have the players.
"I want to repay Roberto Mancini, too. Since I was 17 he has been the most important coach in my career."
As for Dzeko, Balotelli insists: "I couldn't possibly say what it would mean for me if he comes. But I can tell you this; he is a really, really strong player."