Manchester City are expected to be without Yaya Toure and Joe Hart for their Champions League clash against Paris Saint-Germain.
Ivory Coast international Toure has been playing with a knee injury for several weeks, but he has been ruled out of Saturday’s English Premier League encounter against Bournemouth with manager Manuel Pellegrini confirming he is a major doubt for the PSG match.
Goalkeeper Hart, meanwhile, is still struggling with the calf injury that he picked up against Manchester United a fortnight ago.
“Toure has some trouble in his knee – the last month he’s been playing with the same problem,” Pellegrini said. “I’m not 100% sure but I think it will be difficult for Joe or Yaya to play against PSG.”
While captain Vincent Kompany and winger Raheem Sterling are also still struggling with injury, there is some good news as Kevin De Bruyne and Samir Nasri are back in the squad for Saturday’s game.
“It is two months since he played but Kevin has worked the whole week without any problem, the same with Samir Nasri,” Pellegrini added.
“So I hope both of them will be important for the last part of the season.
“Nasri has had very long and unexpected injury. Six months is a long time without playing but now he has the last part of the season to show what an important player he is.
“At the end of the season when you’ve had so many players playing a lot of games during the whole season it’s important to have fresh players.”