Sami Khedira has returned to training with Real Madrid and could play in Saturday's La Liga match at Athletic Bilbao.
Germany international Khedira has been troubled by a string of injuries over the last 18 months, the most recently a hamstring problem suffered in Los Blancos' 4-0 humbling at Atletico Madrid on Feb. 7.
News of the 27-year-old World Cup winner's impending comeback will be welcomed by Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti, who is currently short of midfield resources with Luka Modric and James...
Cristiano Ronaldo and his camp have been keen to sell us the idea that while on the pitch he has superstar powers, away from the game he is just a normal guy who is not over-obsessed with his personal image.
That narrative does not quite fit with a revelation from the communication director of Madrid's wax museum, who has suggested that Ronaldo takes a very close personal interest in the appearance of his likeness, which has been on show at the Spanish capital tourist attraction since December 2013.
Of the 761 players who went to the World Cup in Brazil with their national teams last summer, 760 had a chance to take part -- but not Denis Cheryshev.
He was invited by Russia coach Fabio Capello to travel to the tournament even though he wasn't formally included in the squad. That was a very unusual way to spend the holidays, but the winger didn't hesitate for a second. It was his chance to make an impression on the Italian coach and become an integral part of his plans.
A few months on and it...
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Top Story: Danilo representatives in Manchester
Manchester United may be closing in on a deal for Porto full-back Danilo. Louis van Gaal & Co. are reportedly planning a massive summer spending spree, and Spanish outlet Sport reports the Champions League hero versus Basel may be in the budget.
The Brazilian would not come cheap for United, but according to the report...