PFA chief Gordon Taylor is happy seeing Manchester City and Mario Balotelli settle his disciplinary dispute.

The Italian dropped his tribunal against Manchester City - in a last-ditch bid to save his Etihad career.

Balotelli was due to appeal to the Premier League against the club's decision to fine him £240,000 over his on-field discipline last season.

But after late talks, he pulled the plug on the hearing yesterday morning.

Taylor said: "We are pleased this has been sorted. It's not been a good situation.

"It's been unfortunate the way it has stayed festering, so we are pleased they have reached an agreement without going to a tribunal.

"Hopefully, this will improve matters now between the player and the club. We shall see."