The Belgium international is an integral part of Roberto Mancini’s side that lifted the Premier League title in a memorable 2011-12 season, but the Etihad Stadium skipper is eyeing more success.
“I’m happy in Manchester. Lots of people want me to talk about moving but what interests me is Manchester City,” he said in The People.
“The project here is not just a sporting one. It will bring a lot to the city and to the people.
“We can’t stop with the title. We want to win the Champions League.
“Is it possible in three to four years? Maybe not, but when I see what’s been achieved at the club in the last few years, nothing is impossible.
“We’re going to build a new training centre to bring together the junior and senior players.
“The project is to take the club back to its former glories but people won’t see this for perhaps another 10 years. I’m happy to be part of all that.
“It’s not a three-year project but rather one for 10, 15, 20 years. It’s exciting to think I can be part of taking the club where it wants to go,” he concluded.
By Gareth McKnight