Pep Guardiola is hoping to welcome Sergio Aguero back into his plans ahead of Manchester City’s Champions League trip to Porto, with the Argentine seeing a knee problem keep him out of a 5-0 win over Burnley.
A prolific South American frontman has been restricted to just four appearances in all competitions this season.
Only 111 minutes of Premier League action have been taken in, with the 32-year-old’s last domestic outing coming in a 1-1 draw with West Ham on October 24.
Aguero was forced off at half-time in that contest and has seen just 12 minutes of Champions League football since then.
He was absent once again when City played host to Burnley on Saturday, with Guardiola taking no chances on an injury-ravaged star.
The Blues had no need for their all-time leading scorer against the Clarets, however, with Riyad Mahrez leading the charge as he bagged a hat-trick.
There will be tougher tests for City to come, as they head towards the hectic festive period, and Guardiola is hoping to have Aguero back at his disposal in the coming days.
He told BBC Sport when asked for a fitness update:
“Sometimes it is just a reaction on the knee. It is swollen. Hopefully tomorrow [Sunday] he can come back to training.
“Now it is three days then another one. We have to travel and prepare fully.”