PHOTO: Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Real Madrid training

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Portugal star has linked up with his Real Madrid team-mates ahead of the new campaign.

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has joined up with his team-mates on their pre-season tour of the United States, following his extended summer break.

Some of the Madrid first-team have been back in training for up to two weeks, while those who featured in the World Cup finals in Brazil this summer have delayed their comeback.

Ronaldo joins the likes of Xabi Alonso, Gareth Bale and Sergio Ramos in the US, as the Real squad nears a return to full strength with under a month until the new La Liga season kicks off.

The likes of Karim Benzema, Sami Khedira and Angel Di Maria, who all reached the latter stages of the tournament in Brazil, are still yet to return to the squad. All three have been linked with moves away from the Bernabeu this summer, with Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United all reportedly interested in the trio.

New signings Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez are also yet to link up with their new team-mates, following their big-money moves from Bayern Munich and AS Monaco.

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Real began their pre-season campaign with a defeat to Inter Milan on Saturday night, after Gareth Bale opened the scoring for the Spanish giants. Milan then drew level via a penalty, before going on to win the shootout 3-2.

The European Champions play their second game of the Champions Cup friendly tournament on Tuesday when they take on Roma. Ronaldo and his team-mates will then take on Manchester United in Michigan, before they head to Cardiff for the UEFA Super Cup final against Sevilla.

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