Man City news – Tevez will stay, Toure ready for return, Hargreaves lacking fitness

Tevez will stay.

Carlos Tevez says bringing his family over to Manchester will end his love-hate relationship with the club, The Sun report.

He went on to say how he and his manager had major bust ups: “Mancini and I had confrontations in every language. We have a love-hate language. We have a love-hate relationship.

“He’s a phenomenon. He wants to be a winner and so do I and I feel like everything is different to last year. Now I’m with my wife and daughters in England.”

The Argentinean has made just one appearance this season and that came from the bench, but is hoping more football is round the corner.

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Toure ready for return.

BBC Football report that Kolo Toure ‘gained strength’ from his six months out of football following the Ivory Coast star failing a drug test.

He watched from the bench as his country beat Rwanda in an African Cup of Nations qualifier on Saturday and he hopes to be back for his club as soon as possible.

The defender said: “I have gained a lot of strength from this hard time and I just need to focus on the future. I was really unlucky [but] all the people at the club and in Ivory Coast [gave me] a lot of support.” He added.

“I hope to be back [for City] next week but there are lots of games to go and I just want to be ready when the manager calls me.”

Hargreaves lacking fitness.

Owen Hargreaves has been omitted from Man City’s Champions League squad as he is still someway off full-fitness, Sky Sports report.

His exclusion means he will miss the double header against his former club Bayern Munich as his new club make their bow in Europe’s premier competition.

The squad submission only covers the initial group phase so Roberto Mancini will have a chance to review and make any amendments to his squad in January.

Both Kolo Toure and Carlos Tevez are also included in the initial squad.

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