Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez is winning his fitness race ahead of the FA Cup final, according to reports.
The Argentine has been out of action at Eastlands after suffering a hamstring injury on April 11th, an injury which kept the forward out of the club's famous semi-final victory against Manchester United.
However, The Sun claims Tevez is closing in on a first team return, and could even feature in the Barclays Premier League clash against Spurs on Tuesday.
Whether the Citizens will risk the 27-year-old just days before the Wembley showpiece is up for debate, but whispers that he could be fit for the clash can only be positive with regards to a return in-time for the final.
Nigel De Jong
Midfielder Nigel De Jong is also hopeful of a quick recovery after being forced off in the weekend 2-1 victory against West Ham, a match which saw the Dutchman score his first goal for the club.
The 27-year-old enforcer suffered a hip injury, and is keeping his fingers crossed over a speedy return. "I hope it's not too bad."