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La Liga News: 3 April 2015; James Rodriguez Ready for Comeback, Toby Alderweireld Set to Return to Madrid

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James to make Madrid return | Football Espana
Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez will reportedly make his comeback from injury against Granada this weekend. The 23-year-old has been sidelined since sustaining a metatarsal fracture during Los Blancos’ visit of Sevilla on February 4, but both Marca and AS claim he is in perfect condition after pulling through a practice match between first-team regulars and squad members in training.

Danilo the fourth most expensive fullback ever — Luke Shaw is still number one -
The Brazil international completed a 31.5 million euro move to the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday and will join his new club when the transfer window reopens in the summer. That figure is the fourth highest ever paid for a fullback, with Manchester United’s Luke Shaw still the most expensive player ever in his role.

10 Real Madrid players given surprise anti-doping testing by UEFA this morning [Jugones] | Football (soccer) highlights, goals, videos & clips | 101 Great Goals
10 Real Madrid players were given anti-doping testing at the training ground this morning, after a surprise visit from UEFA. Spanish TV show Jugones report that UEFA arrived at Valdebebas unannounced, and sent 10 players for both blood and urine testing.

Xabi Alonso - I knew I had to leave Real Madrid after La Decima win - ESPN FC
"We had managed to win La Decima, Madrid's long-awaited 10th European Cup, and I thought it was right to try something new with one of the world's best teams and in one of Europe's top leagues. I was grateful to Real Madrid for letting me go even though I had a contract that was due to run until 2016."

Southampton suffer Alderweireld blow amid Atletico admission | Sky Sports
Southampton's hopes of signing Toby Alderweireld on a permanent basis have been dealt a blow after Atletico Madrid suggested the Belgium defender will be a key player for the Spanish club next season. Alderweireld joined Atletico from Ajax in the summer of 2013 but played a peripheral role last term as Diego Simeone's team won the La Liga title.

Injuries to Beto and Barbosa leave Sevilla with only one goalkeeper - HITC Sport
Sevilla announced on Thursday that Beto has suffered a torn thigh muscle that will keep the Portuguese international out of action for the next three to four weeks. Beto had missed the last several weeks with a shoulder injury and upon returning to action in this past week's friendly against Argentine giants River Plate, the keeper suffered the torn thigh muscle, adding one more incident to an already demoralising season.

Carlos Vela in doubt for Real Sociedad match against Malaga -
Carlos Vela made his return from a knee injury before the international break, but Real Sociedad manager David Moyes says the Mexican forward could miss Saturday's La Liga contest against Malaga. "He’s a doubt for the game," Moyes said at a news conference Thursday. "He trained very well on Monday but on Tuesday he felt a bit uncomfortable with his knee. He’s not trained since then but I am hoping he will train on Friday, so right now I would say that he is a doubt for the game."

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