Alexander Hleb

Hleb back to boost Stuttgart, Dortmund lose Hajnal

Hleb back to boost Stuttgart, Dortmund lose HajnalStuttgartĀ  - VfB Stuttgart midfielder Alexander Hleb is on the way back from a thigh muscle injury and could be available for Saturday's home game against Schalke
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Hleb, who has been sidelined since September 16, took part in team training on Monday without any problems, the club said.

Stuttgart have won just twice in the league this season and have slipped to 13th in the table. Saturday's visit by third-placed Schalke is followed by a key Champions League home game against Spanish side Sevilla three days later.

Hleb completes loan move to Stuttgart

Alexander HlebStuttgartĀ  - Belarus midfielder Alexander Hleb will move from European champions Barcelona to VfB Stuttgart on loan, the Catalan giants confirmed Thursday on the club's website.

The 28-year-old, who played with Stuttgart from 2000 to 2005 before moving the English Premier League club Arsenal, moves to the Bundesliga on a one-year deal with the German club paying his wages of approximately 4 million euros (5.6 million dollars).

Hleb was initially thought to be a makeweight in the deal to bring Zlatan Ibrahimovic from Inter Milan to the Spanish champions, however Hleb reportedly refused the move.(dpa)

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