Khedira boost for Juventus

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri has received a massive boost this week with the return of Sami Khedira to training following his thigh injury.

The off-season signing from Real Madrid has yet to make his competitive debut for the Bianconeri after being laid low by the injury in a pre-season friendly against Marseille.

In his absence, the defending Serie A champions have stuttered badly this term, winning just one of their opening six league games to endure their worst start since 1970.

But Khedira linked up with the first-team squad for the Tuesday morning training session ahead of their UEFA Champions League clash against Sevilla the following day.

Allegri's side made a winning start to their European campaign, beating Manchester City 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium to share the lead with the Spanish La Liga outfit at the top of Group D ahead of their meeting in Turin.