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Gabriel Jesus could be ready in two or three weeks, says Pep Guardiola

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Pep Guardiola says striker Gabriel Jesus is only a few weeks away from making a return to action for Manchester City and could be fit for the Champions League clash with Basel.

The Brazilian has been out of action since picking up a knee problem against Crystal Palace on New Year’s Eve but Pep is optimistic about his progress.

City don’t play Basel until the middle of February but have a pretty packed schedule before then.

After Sunday’s trip to Liverpool the club face Newcastle, West Brom, Burnley and Leicester in the Premier League and also have their Carabao Cup second leg against Bristol City and their FA Cup third round tie against Cardiff or Mansfield.

If Jesus is back in two or three weeks he would potentially be available to play for City even before the trip to Basel on February 13.