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Mancini expects long Balotelli stay

November 1, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff
Roberto Mancini believes Mario Balotelli is destined to return to Serie A but says the Italy international should remain at Manchester City for the foreseeable future.

• Balotelli looks to repay Mancini faith

Balotelli joined City from Inter Milan in the summer of 2010, but there have been persistent reports of homesickness and numerous links to clubs in Italy.

However, the forward has recently suggested he is adapting to life in England - "If last year ...

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