Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has revealed that leading striker Carlos Tevez is more than happy to stay at the club, despite failing to land Champions League football next term.
The Argentina international has been rumoured to be on the way out of the City of Manchester Stadium outfit, but following a discussion with his prized asset, Mancini has admitted he is happy to remain.
Speaking to reporters, Mancini said: "I have spoken with Carlos and asked him whether he was happy to stay here.
"He said he was very happy, that he wanted to improve and wanted to win with Manchester City. This is important.
"Carlos is a top player. He can set the example for the others."
The former West Ham United forward recently voiced his concerns at the Italian's double training sessions, leading many to believe there was a problem between the duo, but Mancini has played down the reports.
"I have told him that in any week where we don't have a midweek match on one day we must have two training sessions," he added.
"Because we have qualified for the Europa League, the chances are we will be playing nearly every Thursday and Sunday.
"But if we want to improve we must work harder than this year."