Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is planning ahead for next season but he does not expect Gareth Bale to leave Tottenham. "Gareth Bale is a fantastic player," said the Italian.

"But I don't think he will leave a big team like Tottenham."

However, Mancini has spoken to the City hierarchy about summer plans, even if, with the Premier League title battle now into its last two games, those talks are on hold.

"We talked about this some weeks ago," he said.

"But now our focus has to be on the next two games."

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