Manchester City is stepping up reserve striker John Guidetti's fitness regime as it attempts to fill the void left by Mario Balotelli's departure. Follow GOAL.COM on Twitter
Balotelli is closing in on a return to Italy, with a move to AC Milan expected to be completed before the end of the January transfer window after the two clubs agreed a fee.
And City believes that Guidetti, who has scored in his last two outings for the Elite Development Squad, can now make the step up.
The Swede has been placed on a new training programme by Roberto Mancini's fitness staff and is using a specially designed scooter in order to speed up his recovery from a knee injury.
Guidetti spent last season on loan with Eredivisie outfit Feyenoord and scored 20 goals in 23 league appearances.
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