Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is hopeful Carlos Tevez will return this week as peace now appears likely to break out between the previously feuding duo.

Striker Tevez has been frozen out at City since his refused to warm up during a Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich three and a half months ago. The Argentinian came close to moving on in last month's transfer window, but despite being linked with AC Milan, Inter Milan and Paris St Germain, nothing materialised.

Asked about the prospect of Tevez returning to Manchester this week in the wake of his side's 1-0 win at Aston Villa, Mancini said: "I don't know. I hope so, yes."

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