Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has dismissed the latest speculation linking striker Mario Balotelli with a move to AC Milan .
Balotelli's future at City has been in question throughout January and reports in Italy suggest Milan remain interested in the player.
While the Serie A club have been priced out of a permanent deal for the 22-year-old forward, there have been fresh reports he could move on loan to the San Siro.
But Mancini insists there has been no approach for his compatriot or any other members of the City squad as he prepares his players for Saturday's FA Cup tie at Stoke .
Mancini said: "It is not true, Mario stays here. We didn't have any requests about Mario or other players."
Mancini has maintained this firm line on the possibility of Balotelli leaving the Etihad Stadium, even after a training-ground bust-up with the player earlier this month.
Milan are interested in the forward with vice-president Adriano Galliani issuing regular statements on the possibi...