Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini says Mario Balotelli will not be punished for their training ground altercation, and still has a future with the Premier League champions.

In the latest chapter of Balotelli's volatile City career, Mancini was pictured Thursday grabbing the Italy striker's training bib before the pair had to be separated.

But Mancini insists "there was no fight" and only lost his temper because his compatriot "didn't want to leave the pitch."

When asked if Balotelli would face any disciplinary action, Mancini said: "No, no ... this is something that can happen."

Balotelli joined City from Inter Milan in 2010, but has rarely been out of the headlines.

Dismissing suggestions Balotelli could be sold, Mancini says he "will give him another 100 chances."