Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has dismissed reports he is losing the dressing room.
Mancini and Milner spoke ahead of City’s Europa League Group A clash at Lech Poznan amid a series of player bust-ups and a drop in form for the big-spending club.
The Italian has now joked about the alleged Eastlands crisis, although he has acknowledged his squad need to continue to maintain their strong work ethic.
Vincent Kompany and Emmanuel Adebayor nearly came to blows at Molineux while reports on Wednesday hinted Mancini had fallen out with brothers Kolo and Yaya Toure.
The Toures remained in Manchester ahead of City’s Europa League clash with Lech Poznan.
“I’m finished!” joked Mancini. “I have a problem with Carlos (Tevez), Yaya and Kolo, I don’t know, with all the players.
“For Yaya I felt it was important he stayed behind and worked. Kolo needs to work this week as we have three games next week.
“It’s not important for me. It’s important the squad continues to work to change our history. If there is someone that wants to write these lies, they can do.”
“We will change some players for tonight; it’s impossible to play the same players always,” said Mancini. “But tomorrow he (Tevez) will be in Manchester and I think he will be ready for West Brom on Sunday. If he is okay then he should be.”