Nigel de Jong travels with Manchester City to Bayern Munich

Last updated : 26 September 2011 By Daily Mail

Nigel de Jong will fly to Munich with his Manchester City team-mates after recovering from a foot injury that has blighted his early-season.

The City midfielder will join his team-mates at Manchester airport at 1pm on Monday afternoon for the flight to Germany ahead of Tuesday night's Champions League game against Bayern Munich.?

De Jong is still some way short of full match fitness as he has only had a handful of days' training since returning to contact football again last Wednesday.

However, City manager Roberto Mancini wants the Dutch international on hand in Bavaria and it is understood he has a chance of winning a place among the substitutes.?

Slow start: The Dutch midfielder has missed much of the season so far

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Source: Daily Mail

Source: Daily Mail