Roberto Mancini: "Mario was an important player for us.
"With Mario we won the Premier League and the FA Cup in two years.
"He's a fantastic player but, for him, this could be an important chance to go back to Italy and play for a big club in Milan.
"It was a difficult decision because I lost a striker, an important striker, and he could be important in the next 14 games.
"But it's important for Mario to go back to Italy. It will be a good chance for him to stay with his family, to play for Milan. I think he can improve and I'm happy he will become one of the best players in the world."