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City have rejected Balotelli bids

Roberto Mancini has said Manchester City have rejected several bids for Mario Balotelli from top clubs this summer.

• Kompany looking ahead

Mancini, who had insisted earlier this summer that the Italian would remain at Eastlands, urged Balotelli to build on his excellent Euro 2012 by becoming more consistent this season.

"This summer, we had a lot of requests for him," the City manager revealed. "Many important teams wanted him."

Asked if he considered accepting the offers, he replied: "No, because he is young. We are sure he can improve. We can say Mario did a fantastic European Championship. This is true. If he understands he has all this quality it is important for him to improve his behaviour."

Balotelli chipped in with 17 goals in all competitions last year - and the assist for Sergio Aguero's title-winning goal against QPR - and Mancini insisted the 21-year-old had enjoyed a fine campaign.

He added: "You can say Mario did a good season because he scored 15 or 17 goals, he did the last pass for Sergio in the last game."

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