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Litmanen returns to Fulham training

Jari Litmanen is back in training with Fulham ahead of Saturday's home clash with Manchester United after the veteran Finn had returned home amid reports of a heart scare.

Litmanen, who was 37 last Wednesday and has won 112 caps for Finland, reportedly collapsed during training a few days after scoring for his country in a 2-1 friendly defeat by European champions Greece in Nicosia.

At the weekend Fulham's former Finland manager Roy Hodgson - who signed Litmanen at Craven Cottage last month on a contract until the end of the season - said Litmanen, a European Cup winner with Dutch giants Ajax in 1995, had gone home "needing some rest".

But now a Fulham spokesperson has confirmed Litmanen is back in action.

The spokesperson admitted: "He did have some minor palpitations and I suppose you can call that a heart scare but he had everything checked out, there was nothing serious and he went back to Finland for a few days. He is back again now - out there training."

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