Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini claims he hap approaches to leave the club last season before signing a new five-year contract. Although he did not name specific clubs, Mancini was answering a question about reports he almost joined French league club Monaco in the summer.

"Last year I was very close with seven or eight teams but I prefer to stay here," he said.

"It is a fantastic situation. Now, we have time to improve and build a team."

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