Real Madrid’s players were put through their paces on Monday as the first team squad returned to training. They underwent a series of medicals before taking to the pitches.

Many of Real’s big players were missing after their involvement at Euro 2012. But three who have been linked with moves away from the Bernabeu – Nuri Sahin, Esteban Granero and Kaka – were present.

Head coach Jose Mourinho is preparing his side for a La Liga title defence after ending a four-year wait for a league championship last season. Los Blancos begin their title defence against Valencia on August 17

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