Manchester City have reportedly set a deadline for the French defender to make up his mind about whether he wants to join Pep Guardiola in the Premier League next season.
His recent run of performances have excited former Brazilian forward Ronaldinho, who says he is one of the best in the world and manager Jurgen Klopp should build his team around the attacking midfielder.
Having lost out the opportunity to capitalise on the dropped points by league leaders Arsenal FC, Manchester City will be hoping to set things right against Crystal Palace on Saturday, with David Silva returning to the starting XI.
Everton FC travel to the City of Manchester Stadium with added confidence, after beating the home side 2-1 in the Capital One Cup, but the Citizens will be taking this game much more seriously as they welcome back two experienced members of the team in Yaya Toure and David Silva.
Leicester City host Manchester City on Tuesday at the King Power Stadium, knowing that a win against their more fancied opponents could see them finish the first half of the season at the Premier League summit against incredible odds
While Arsenal FC's Mesut Ozil has been breaking records for his assists and Jamie Vardy has been on a record breaking scoring streak for Leicester City FC, the statistics show that David Silva is the most effective playmaker this season.
Manchester City playmaker David Silva marked his return from injury with a 4-1 win over Championship side Hull City in the League Cup quarter final, and this is something that seems to have pleased manager Manuel Pellegrini quite a lot.
Manchester City were boosted by news that David Silva and Wilfred Bony are back and available for the weekend game against Southampton, but, have five players ruled out of the tie.
Manuel Pellegrini must be under immense pressure at the moment, after having lost their last two matches to Liverpool FC last weekend in the Premier League, and to Juventus in midweek in the Champions League. Aslo, the rumours of Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola taking over at Manchester City might not be altogether helping his situation.
Manchester City have received a huge boost ahead of their meeting against Liverpool FC, with star striker Sergio Agüero expected to return to the starting line-up after a six-week lay-off