Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has been given an day to decide whether to appeal against a Football Association charge of violent conduct.

The club said their officials dealing with the paperwork would be heavily involved transfer negotiations on deadline day, so the FA had agreed to an extra day's grace.

City have sent Joe Hart, Samir Nasri and Wilfried Bony out on loan, meaning a busy day for their clerical staff.

They now have until 6pm on Thursday to decide whether to appeal.

The Argentine striker was charged following an incident involving West Ham defender Winston Reid during Sunday's Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium.

The incident, after which Reid was seen holding his neck, was missed by referee Andre Marriner and his fellow officials during the match.

If found guilty he will miss three matches, including the Manchester derby on 10 September as as a home clash with Bournemouth and City's EFL Cup tie at Swansea.