The Premier League champions are without a win in this season’s edition of Europe’s elite competition.
Toure heads a list of five players from the English Premier League among 25 nominated.
Manchester City suffered a 2-1 loss to CSKA Moscow which diminished their hopes of qualifying for the last 16.
Defender Chris Smalling was sent off seven minutes before halftime for two yellow cards.
The return of the England striker will add a further spring to manager Louis van Gaal’s step.
The rebranded side opened their A-League season with a 1-1 draw at Sydney FC.