Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Injured Toure Set to Miss Crunch Euro Tie

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Injured Toure Set to Miss Crunch Euro Tie

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CITY'S Champions League hopes have been dealt a blow with Yaya Toure joining Joe Hart and Vincent Kompany on the injured list, writes JAMES ROBSON.

The Ivorian has suffered a knee injury, which will keep him out of today's Premier League clash with Bournemouth and makes him a major doubt for the quarter-final first leg with Paris St Germain on Wednesday.

City maintain hope Hart could yet recover from a calf injury to face PSG - but the likelihood is that Manuel Pellegrini will be without three of his most important players in Paris.

City have at least been boosted by the news that Kevin de Bruyne and Samir Nasri have returned to fitness.

They will both be in the squad that travels to Bournemouth.

Pellegrini said: "I'm not 100 per cent sure, but I think it will be difficult for Joe or Yaya to play against PSG. …

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