Edin Dzeko has made it vehemently clear that he does not want to leave Manchester City.

The Bosnian striker is constantly linked with an Etihad Stadium exit but he is desperate to remain with the English champions who he joined from Wolfsburg in January 2011.

"Every time I see a newspaper - for what seems like for a year or more - there is a story saying that I am leaving City or that I want to go," he told the club's official website.

"I've never said any of that so the stories don't come from me - I've always wanted to stay at City and fight for my place and my motto has always been 'never give up'.

"I hope the City fans, who have always been fantastic towards me, have seen I can score some important goals for the team and that's what I want to carry on doing."

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