Kevin De Bruyne is likely to be fit for next week's Champions League clash with Barcelona and may be handed a run out against Everton.
The Manchester City and Belgium midfielder has been sidelined since picking up a hamstring strain at Swansea last month.
But the noises coming from both City's and his own camp are that the 25-year-old is now ready to return to first-team action.
Sources for SiaS understand De Bruyne has trained without any complications and that Pep Guardiola's medical staff have used the international break to have their man ready.
De Bruyne was the stand-out performer in the Premier League during the opening weeks of the season, scoring twice and creating six assists.
The Citizens have lost twice during his absence and the plan is to ease the £54million man in against the Toffees this weekend in order to have him primed for the daunting trip to Camp Nou.