City striker Committed
Speculation had arisen following his omission from the matchday squad against Tottenham Hostspur.
The 22-year-old was forced to watch from the sidelines as the reigning Premier League champions came from a goal down to win the game 2-1 thanks to goals from Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko.
Questions have surfaced about whether or not the Italy International is committed to Manchester City and looking to depart back to the Serie A, with his former club Inter Milan keen on acquiring his services.
Balotelli, who is contracted until June 2015 at the Etihad Stadium, is determined to see out his contract and force his way into manager, Roberto Mancini’s plans.
His representative, Mino Raiola said, “There’s no Italy and no plans to go there, he’ll work until the end of his contract. He doesn’t want to leave. There’s no player happy with not playing in a game, but he accepts it. It’s all part of the game. It doesn’t mean he wants to leave Manchester.”
Balotelli has scored 29 times in 73 games in all competitions for Manchester City since arriving at the club from Inter.