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Kompany out for four months, reveals Belgium physio

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany will be sidelined for four months with his latest injury, Belgium's team physiotherapist has revealed.

The centre-back suffered a torn thigh muscle and damaged his groin in City's 1-0 defeat to Real Madrid on Wednesday, ruling him out of Euro 2016.

And now Belgium's national team physio Lieven Maesschalck has confirmed that he will miss the start of Pep Guardiola's reign at the Etihad Stadium, with a September return scheduled.

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"Vincent Kompany is out for four months, but he will come back stronger," he told reporters.

The 30-year-old's absence from Guardiola's squad in the opening months of the 2016-17 season will increase speculation regarding defensive reinforcements for City.

It's possible that Jason Denayer will be brought back from his loan at Galatasaray, while interest in transfer targets Everton's John Stones and Athletic's Aymeric Laporte could increase.

Kompany has made 22 appearances in all competitions this season for Manuel Pellegrini, with the highlight coming in the League Cup final win over Liverpool.