Van Nistelrooy returns after long injury layoff

Real Madrid striker Ruud van Nistelrooy made his first appearance for the club on Monday since he was sidelined with a serious knee injury in November and underwent surgery.

Liverpool`s Arbeloa says Real Madrid move close

Liverpool defender Alvaro Arbeloa says he is close to sealing a transfer to Real Madrid even though the big-spending Spanish side seem more concerned with trimming their squad after an extravagant close-season spending spree.