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City linked with Schalke defender, Thierry Henry previews Monday’s game with Arsenal and Sergio Aguero to be back for trip to Emirates?

With the January transfer window just two weeks away, rumours are picking up and today is no different with City being linked with Bosnian international currently plying his trade in the Bundesliga.

Goal.com, through LaRoma.com, are reporting that the Blues will make the move for Sead Kolasinac, but will face competition from Serie A side Roma.

“Schalke defender Sead Kolasinac could join Manchester City in January, while Roma is also a possible destination, according to his agent Gordon Stipic-Wipfler.

“Bosnia-Herzegovina international Kolasinac is reportedly set to leave the Bundesliga next month, and his representative has now revealed that both City and Roma - who had a bid for the 22-year-old rejected in August - are circling.

“’I think Kolasinac will leave Schalke in January but do not know where he will go yet,’ Stipic-Wipfler told La Roma.

"Rome is a fantastic club and the fans wonderful, is one of the biggest clubs in Europe and then followed with attention the player also last summer.”

Turning the attention to Monday’s clash at the Emirates and the Telegraph state that Sergio Aguero will be in line to make a return after suffering an injury in the 3-1 win against Southampton.

Sergio Aguero goal

“Aguero has missed City’s last four fixtures with a heel injury he sustained in a 3-1 win over Southampton at the end of November.

Pete Oliver scribes: “

Sergio Aguero

 is in line to return from injury for Manchester City’s pivotal game at Premier League title rivals Arsenal.

“But the striker returned to training with Manuel Pellegrini’s squad as scheduled on Tuesday.

“Provided Aguero suffers no reaction he is therefore likely to be in City’s plans for the game at the Emirates Stadium next Monday night when the visitors will be looking to close a four-point gap on second-placed Arsenal.”

And finally, former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has been discussing the top-of-the-table clash with SkySports.

The 38-year old Frenchman believes that the game will be a ‘real test’ of his old side’s credentials and says he is looking forward to seeing how Arsenal deal with City’s game plan.

"The real test and what I want to see is how Arsenal cope with Man City, how they cope stopping them on the counter if they come and sit. Who knows?

"It will be a massive one for the Premier League and I just want to see how Arsenal respond to that one because I'm looking at the return fixtures and Arsenal have to go to Everton, Liverpool, Tottenham, United and City.

"They have all those fixtures so if you can get some points before against your rival for the title [that is important] - although of course, Leicester are top and so you have to mention them."

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