The Belgium defender has missed five games since suffering a calf injury in the FA Cup fourth-round win at Stoke just over a month ago.
Roberto Mancini: "Vinny is getting better in this moment.
"We hope we can recover him for the next game. We will try for Aston Villa for Monday but it is difficult because he did not train with the team, he trained with the physio.
"We hope for the FA Cup.
"The calf is a difficult injury because you think you are okay and then you have a problem. The calf is a strange injury.
"Gareth Barry has trained with the team the last two days and I think he will be ready."
Source: Manchester City MAD