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Kelechi named in tour party

IN THE BANK: Kelechi logs some miles in the first session of the season.

IN THE BANK: Kelechi logs some miles in the first session of the season.

Kelechi Iheanacho has been named in the squad for the pre-season tour of Germany and China.

The young forward joins Sergio Aguero, David Silva, Joe Hart and Vincent Kompany in Pep Guardiola's 34-man party for City’s games against Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United.

Nicolas Otamendi, Raheem Sterling and new signing Nolito are also on the plane, having been granted an extended break following international duty over the summer. Fellow new boy Alex Zinchenko also makes the trip for what could be fans first glimpse of the Ukranian winger in action.

Pablo Zabaleta makes a welcome return from injury after returning to training on Monday and skipper Kompany will also be present.

Jason Denayer, who has spent the last two years on loan with Celtic and Galatasaray respectively, will look to impress his new boss after featuring for Belgium at the Euros - though he is yet to makea senior start for the Blues. 

Several senior players have had a fortnight of the new training regime – Aleks Kolarov, Fernando, Fernandinho, Yaya Toure, Willy Caballero, Jesus Navas, Fabian Delph, Samir Nasri and Gael Clichy should all feature prominently in the tour matches.

Kevin De Bruyne, Bacary Sagna and Eliaquim Mangala’s extended involvement at Euro 2016 means they are yet to return from their summer break and Ilkay Gundogan is still several weeks away from being available.

Guardiola will have the opportunity to take a closer look at the emerging talents who have only appeared fleetingly at senior level so far.

Tosin Adarabioyo, Bersant Celina, Manu Garcia and Aleix Garcia are among the 10 younger squad members who will hope to make an impression on the new head coach.

Whether any of the senior stars who have just returned to from their summer break take part in the friendly with Bayern Munich on Wednesday remains to be seen.

Squad: Joe Hart, Willy Caballero, Angus Gunn, Billy O'Brien, Vincent Kompany, Pablo Zabaleta, Fernando Reges, Raheem Sterling, Samir Nasri, Nolito, Sergio Aguero, Aleksandar Kolarov, Wilfried Bony, Jesus Navas, Fabian Delph, David Silva, Gael Clichy, Fernandinho, Jason Denayer, Nicolas Otamendi, Bruno Zuculini, Yaya Toure, Kelechi Iheanacho, Alex Zinchenko, Pablo Maffeo, Tosin Adarabioyo, Bersant Celina, James Horsfield, Brandon Barker, Sinan Bytyqi, Angelino Tasende, Aleix Garcia, Manu Garcia, Cameron Humphreys.

Manchester City FC Tour 2016 supported by Visit Abu Dhabi.

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