James Rodriguez set for Real Madrid return

James Rodriguez is set to return to Real Madrid training this week following a thigh injury.

The Colombian withdrew from international duty due to the problem, however according to reports in Marca, he is set to return to first team training ahead of next weekend's clash with Real Mallorca.

Zinedine Zidane is expected to give his players an additional day off following the international break, with other players nursing minor injuries.

Luka Modric, Gareth Bale and Eden Hazard all picked up minor injuries away on international duty, but are expected to be fit in time for the trip to the newly promoted side.

The delays over players returns following international competitions could mean Rodriguez comes into the starting line up this weekend, with Federico Valverde and Casemiro not expected to be back until later next week from a long trip to South America.

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