Elano has pledged his long-term future to Manchester City.

The Brazil international has been linked with Chelsea, but told City's website: "It's very difficult to talk about myself but I believe I can give even more than I have so far but I like to do my talking on the pitch - that's where I can show the City fans what I can do.

"I've only been in England for six months but I am already talking about staying here for 10 years or so.

"When I finish my career, I will return to Brazil to live but I am enjoying being here in Manchester."