Man City boss Mancini insists Balotelli not for sale

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini insists Mario Balotelli is not for sale.

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini insists Mario Balotelli is not for sale.

A bid either now or at the end of the season would give the City board a dilemma but Mancini says he will fight to keep Mario for now.

He said: “No, we can’t sell any players. My thoughts on this don’t change.

“The owners always support me and, like me, they hope every day that Mario can change — to think only about his job and playing.

“He should understand that the career of a player is short.

“He is 22 but three, four and five years can pass in a second and I hope the day arrives when he understands his quality.”

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