Aguero faces another month out
Manchester City's Sergio Aguero is likely to be out for a month with his latest injury, Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed.
The City striker damaged a hamstring during Wednesday's 5-1 Premier League win at Tottenham, on his third start since returning from a month out with a calf problem.
And if Pellegrini's prognosis is correct, Aguero stands to miss a run of games including Monday's visit of Chelsea and the first leg of City's Champions League tie with Barcelona next month.
Speaking ahead of the weekend, the City manager said: "(Aguero) will be out for maybe a month.
"Yes, we are losing one of our best players, but he's just come back from an injury. We have Edin Dzeko, Alvaro Negredo and now Stevan Jovetic scoring so we have good players who can replace him."
City's strength in numbers has not prevented reports linking them with a deadline-day move for Porto players Fernando and Eliaquim Mangala.
But Sky sources neither player will now arrive before the 11pm deadline.
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