Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini feels the local media will campaign against him selling Mario Balotelli at the end of the season.

Mancini admitted Balotelli had created "big problems" for his team-mates but joked the media would be happy for him to stay in the Premier League.

"If Mario leaves England, what will you do?" he said.

"You should be happy if Mario stays here. You can write one, two or three pages in your newspapers!"