Roberto Mancini has claimed star man Carlos Tevez has told him he wants to stay at Manchester City.
Tevez's future has been in doubt since he handed in a transfer request earlier in the season.
Immediately after the FA Cup final defeat of Stoke on Saturday, the South American claimed he had to decide where his future lay due to family problems.
However, in the aftermath of his side's 3-0 win over Stoke at Eastlands this evening, in which Tevez scored twice, Mancini said he will be staying at Eastlands.
"He has a five-year contract and has told us he wants to stay," said Mancini.
"He said that before. He never had any problem."
Tevez has been linked with a summer exit to Spain or Italy.
But Mancini added: "Carlos has scored 20 goals this season. Every time we say Carlos is an important player. Carlos is Carlos. He is a fantastic striker and a fantastic player for us. I think he will stay here next year. He doesn't have a problem," he said.
"I spoke with him many times in the last 20 days. It is my opinion that Carlos stays here next season.
"In December he had a problem. But everyone can change his opinion.
"I don't know what his representatives think.
"Carlos is an important player here. The feeling for him is good.
"Nowhere else can he find behaviour that all people have for him."
Mancini is clearly anxious to avoid a summer of uncertainty, particularly surrounding his best attacking player, who moved level with Dimitar Berbatov in the race for the Golden Boot with a brace that took him onto 20 for the season.
"I think if he will stay next year he won't change," said Mancini.
"When we play in the Champions League, probably we will have a better squad. We can buy other good players.
"Why should he change? I don't think this will happen.
"Carlos has scored 20 goals this season. Every time we have said he is an important player.
"He is a fantastic striker and a fantastic player for us."