Van Nistelrooy set to return in summer

MADRID - Real Madrid striker Ruud van Nistelrooy expects to be fit in time for next season after making progress on his comeback from knee surgery, the Dutchman said on Wednesday. "I will start some gentle jogging next week. The pre-season starts more or less in mid-July and if all goes well I think I'll be able to join up with the group again in the first weeks of August," Van Nistelrooy told Real Madrid television. The 32-year-old has been out of action since November when he had surgery to repair damaged cartilage in his right knee. REAL MADRID FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews section for more stuff to read: Q&A Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Raul, Robinho, Fabio Cannavaro, Fabio Capello, Samuel Eto'o One on One Michael Owen, Ronaldo, Nicolas Anelka, David Beckham Web Exclusives Guus Hiddink And Another Thing Best league in the world? Sing When You’re Winning Rafael Nadal My Secret Vice Michel Salgado Perfect XI Gheorghe Hagi Plus! Rate Real players (and others) on Talentspotter