The Italian has dismissed reports that the former Barca man said he is looking for a return to the Catalan giants, stating that he doesn't think the Ivorian can leave the Citizens
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The 29-year-old has been a crucial part of City's title challenge this season, contributing six goals, including a double over Newcastle that put one hand on the Premier League trophy, and five assists from midfield.
Earlier in the week the Ivorian, signed for £24 million from Barca, told Catalan radio station RAC1 that he would "love to return" to the "club of my life".
However, the 47-year-old Italian boss assured City fans that the playmaker is going nowhere, stating that he does not believe his player said otherwise.
Mancini was quoted by Sky Sports as saying: "I don't think Yaya said this [that he wants to leave].
"Maybe he said he likes Barca because he played there, Barca is the best team in the world.
"But I think he is happy here. I don't think he can leave Manchester City."
Following their win over the Magpies, Mancini's men head into Sunday's clash with relegation-threatened QPR level on points with Manchester United, who face Sunderland away, but with a far superior goal difference.
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