Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has revealed that striker Sergio Aguero is back in training but won't be in the squad that will play against Fulham at the Etihad this weekend.
Reports claimed that the Argentine had an injury setback but Guardiola quashed the rumours last week, saying he only had a swollen knee.
However, City's record goalscorer will be out of action when Scott Parker's boys arrive on Saturday.
"He's getting better," the Spaniard said. "The good news is that he's on the pitch with us. We'll see [if he’ll be back soon]."
The match against the west London club tomorrow will be Pep Guardiola's 700th as a manager, and he said of the achievement: "I am going to do 700 more and after that, I will retire, we have done incredible things together.
"Hopefully we can do it in the future."
Asked whether versatile midfielder Fernandinho will sign a new contract, the City boss replied: “The contracts aren't my part of the club. I'm not a manager just a trainer.
"He is important for the club, his last game against Porto showed his importance. We need him a lot this season.
"Last season we needed him a lot in a position with injuries [centre-half]. We only have two in his position now, he's coming back. The club will talk about his contract.”
Speaking of Fulham, who are fourth from bottom in the Premier League table, Guardiola believes it won't be an easy game against the newly-promoted side.
"Fulham are an encouraging team," he said. "I enjoy watching them for the way they play and they made an incredible result winning at Leicester away. It's not easy. We know the opponent we are going to face tomorrow."