The Italy international was left out of the City squad for the 2-1 victory over Tottenham on Sunday, prompting speculation that he could be set to depart the club in the January transfer window - possibly to AC Milan.
However, his agent, Mino Raiola, has revealed that, while the 22-year-old argues with Mancini, he will be remaining at the club.
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"Everyone has their own ideas, but Mario will remain at Manchester City. He won't go to AC Milan.
"He will be a City player for at least another two-and-a-half years because Mario is not thinking about other clubs."