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Mancini confident of keeping Tevez at Man City

Despite Carlos Tevez saying he wants out at Manchester City, manager Roberto Mancini is remaining defiant about keeping the star striker. The Argentine maestro has come out and made it clear that he wants to depart Eastlands in the summer but ahead of the final match of the season against Bolton on Sunday, Mancini said that the FA Cup winners will retain their leading scorer and captain.

"I don't think it will be Carlos' last game," Mancini said of the trip to the Reebok Stadium.

"On Tuesday, I told you all my opinion and I am sure about this. But I can't continue to have a press conference to answer this question.

"I have spoken with Carlos. I have spoken with him many times in the last weeks and I don't need to speak with him again."

And of Tevez's supposed comments, Mancini remained cautious as the quotes came from a source in Argentina.

"I don't know if he has said these things," added Mancini.

"Sometimes I have spoken to journalists in Italy and when the comments come back here, it is something completely different.

"I understand it can happen because of the translation.

"We have many important players; Carlos, Yaya Toure, David Silva, James Milner, Nigel de Jong. We want them all to stay here."

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Andrew Slevison
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