Man City star dismisses January exit amid interest from Inter Milan

Manchester City star Pablo Zabaleta has revealed that he will not leave during the current January window, Express reports.

The 31-year-old is being linked with a reunion with former club manager Roberto Mancini at Inter Milan, but has ruled out a possible exit this month.

He hinted that he could consider an exit during the summer, as he will enter the final year of his contract at the end of the season.

“Inter? It’s January, and everything comes from the media about players coming in or going out but I am 100 per cent focussed on City at the moment,” he said.

“I want to finish the season here and am not thinking of going anywhere in January.

“At the end of this season I will have one more year left on my contract. Normally the end of this season will be the time to decide what we will do.”

Zabaleta only recently returned to action following two injuries to his medial ligaments, but registered his 200th Premier League game on his birthday during the 4-0 victory over Crystal Palace.

He only managed three appearances so far this term due to his lengthy knocks, with Bacary Sagna called in to take his place.

The weekend result leaves City in third on the league table, separated by only a point from Leicester City and Arsenal in second and first respectively.