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."