Sergio Aguero is set to be left out of Lionel Scaloni’s Argentina squad for the second international break running, but Nicolas Otamendi is in line for a recall.
Aguero, along with Lionel Messi and Ángel Di María, will not be summoned for the October games against Iraq and Brazil according to El Destape, but Otamendi is returning and Tottenham youngster Juan Foyth is expected to be given his first call-up.
The international futures of Aguero, Messi and Di Maria are in some doubt, but it appears Otamendi is still part of Scaloni’s plans.
Argentina face Iraq in Saudi Arabia on October 11 before facing rivals Brazil on October 16.
The rumoured (but not yet confirmed) squad is as follows:
Sergio Romero (Manchester United), Gerónimo Rulli (Real Sociedad), Franco Armani (River)
Renzo Sarabia (Racing), Fabricio Bustos (Independiente), Ramiro Funes Mori (Villarreal), Germán Pezzella (Fiorentina), Walter Kannemann (Gremio), Alan Franco (Independiente), Nicolás Tagliafico (Ajax), Marcos Acuña (Sporting de Lisboa), Nicolás Otamendi (Manchester City), Juan Foyth (Tottenham), Gonazlo Montiel (River)
Rodrigo Battaglia (Sporting de Lisboa), Santiago Ascacibar (Stuttgart), Giovani Lo Celso (Real Betis), Leandro Paredes (Zenit), Franco Vázquez (Sevilla), Eduardo Salvio (Benfica), Franco Cervi (Benfica), Exequiel Palacios (River), Maximiliano Meza (Independiente), Gonzalo Martínez (River), Matías Vargas (Vélez)
Cristian Pavón (Boca), Paulo Dybala (Juventus), Giovanni Simeone (Fiorentina), Lautaro Martínez (Inter), Mauro Icardi (Inter), Ángel Correa (Atlético Madrid)