Manuel Pellegrini has said Sergio Aguero is out for "at least one month" through injury, meaning the Argentina forward will miss Manchester City's busy Christmas schedule.
Montenegro concluded an otherwise impressive Brazil 2014 qualifying campaign in disappointing fashion as Moldova dominated the second half for a 5-2 win in Podgorica.
The third round of the English League Cup saw easy victories for Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur, while Fulham and West Ham United also notched victories to secure passage to the fourth round.
Manchester City scored five goals in the first half to eventually beat AC Milan 5-3 in the first match of the pre-season Audi Cup tournament at the Allianz Arena in Munich.
FIFA.com reviews the main moves in the transfer markey over the past couple of weeks, during which time a clear trend has emerged: proven strikers and promising youngsters are in high demand.
Manchester City's pursuit of Stevan Jovetic is close to completion with the two clubs having reached an agreement for the transfer of the Montenegrin forward.