Sami Khedira due to return to Real Madrid training following thigh injury

Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira is set to return to team training after recovering from the thigh injury that has ruled him out since August.

Khedira, 27, sustained the problem in Madrid's 4-2 loss at Real Sociedad on Aug. 31 -- the second La Liga match of the season.

The former Stuttgart player then made a brief visit to join up with the Germany team ahead of their friendly against Argentina when the injury was diagnosed.

Madrid disputed that Khedira suffered the problem while with his club, and claimed that it occurred during his time with the national team. Germany team manager Oliver Bierhoff, however, insisted that the midfielder "had problems already when he travelled."

During his spell on the sidelines, Khedira also underwent minor surgery in Germany on his left knee, but returned to Madrid on Wednesday to resume team training this week.

"I will certainly take part in parts of the training, I just don't know how many," Khedira told kicker, which reported that the midfielder could return to the Madrid squad for the Clasico against Barcelona on Oct. 25.

Khedira is under contract at Madrid until 2015, and rumours of a possible departure from the club have grown stronger in the past few weeks.

According to reports in the British media, Chelsea -- managed by former Madrid boss Jose Mourinho -- could sign the midfielder on a free transfer next summer.