Roberto Mancini thinks Carlos Tevez will stay at Manchester City - because nobody wants him.
After a fraught summer, during which Tevez handed in an official transfer request and was unsuccessfully pursued by former club Corinthians, the Argentina striker returned to training on Monday.
It was still anticipated he would leave City before the transfer window closes at the end of the month, with Inter Milan leading the chase.
However, Mancini insists there has been no contact. And with time ticking down, he would welcome the prospect of Tevez staying where he is.
"It is two weeks until the end of the market," said Mancini. "I think it is difficult for him to leave.
"I don't know if he will stay but at the moment, there isn't a team who want to take him. I would be happy if he stays."