Raul plans Real Madrid return

Raul’s current contract with Schalke is set to expire next summer, but the German side have hinted that they could offer the striker a new deal.

“Raul is turning 35 years of age and he is under contract until June 2012. He needs to know how the current season will turn out,” Raul’s representative, Gines Carvajal, told the Spanish-based Terra media.

“We have agreed that the end of the season is a perfect moment to discuss the future.

“It is agreed that he will be given a role at Real Madrid when he hangs up his boots and has retired from the game.”