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Training gallery: De Bruyne is back!

ALL TOGETHER NOW: Light jogs to warm-up

ALL TOGETHER NOW: Light jogs to warm-up

City received a welcome boost, ahead of Tuesday's Champions League trip to Hoffenheim with the return of Kevin De Bruyne to training...

The Belgian playmaker had been out with injury since the Blues beat Arsenal last month and had been expected to miss up to three months.

However, he joined in Monday's open session at the City Football Academy, as Pep Guardiola's men stepped up preparations for the Group F clash.

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Men's Team

De Bruyne returns to training

Kevin De Bruyne trained ahead of City’s Champions League tie against Hoffenheim on Monday morning.

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Media Watch

Media Watch: 'Aguero can beat Shearer's record'

LETHAL WEAPON: Sergio Aguero celebrates after his superb goal against Brighton at the weekend

Monday’s media round-up kicks off with the news that Sergio Aguero is being backed to go on and potentially rewrite Premier League history.

All the latest news, views and transfer rumours from across this morning's back pages

Men's Team

Pep hails “brilliant” Zinchenko

THUMBS UP: The boss seems happy

Pep Guardiola has heaped praise on Oleksandr Zinchenko’s shoulders after the Ukrainian turned in his second impressive display inside five days.

A word from the boss...