Although City’s medical staff are to delay a public prognosis of the injury,
While Agüero is likely to be sidelined until after next month’s international break, the player tweeted a positive update on his injury on his Twitter page on Tuesday.
Agüero said: “Thank you all for your concern. I’m better but still resting with an ice pack on the swollen area and very eager to start recovery physio tomorrow! I’ll keep you posted. All the best!”
Although City manager Roberto Mancini retains a strong interest in the player, despite De Rossi’s seemingly categorical statement, a new move for the 29 year-old would now require a dramatic about-turn by the Italy midfielder.
De Rossi said: “I’m staying here [Roma], I feel good here, and I never asked anyone to leave. What I promise everyone is the day I want to leave Roma to win the Champions League or make more money, I will say so in public. For me it’s important to say my piece. I am here at Roma, I’m happy and never asked to leave.”