• Tottenham Hotspur star expected to stay put, says Mancini
• City manager has made summer transfer plans
The Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has confirmed there have been talks about next summer's transfer targets –
but he does not expect Gareth Bale to leave Tottenham Hotspur
It has been suggested City will try to lure Bale to the Etihad Stadium with a big-money bid, but Mancini does not think Spurs would be interested.
"Gareth Bale is a fantastic player," said the City manager. "But I don't think he will leave a big team like Tottenham."
However, Mancini has spoken to the City hierarchy about summer plans, even if, with the Premier League title battle now into its last two games, those talks are on hold.
"We talked about this some weeks ago," he said. "But now our focus has to be on the next two games."