The Portugal full-back has been out for two weeks with a hamstring injury and would have missed last weekend's postponed clash with Manchester United. Alex, Yuri Zhirkov and Yossi Benayoun remain sidelined.
The latest gossip and rumours from the newspapers and online: The Times says LOUIS VAN GAAL will lose out
Liverpool are through to the Europa League final after comprehensively overcoming Villarreal under the Anfield lights.
Newcastle return to the scene of their biggest disappointment in recent years when they head for relegated Aston Villa on Saturday.
EDEN HAZARD has performed a U-turn and told Chelsea he wants to stay this summer, with the Daily Mail claiming
Manchester City crashed out of the Champions League on Wednesday night with a lacklustre 1-0 semi-final defeat at Real Madrid.
Liverpool host Villarreal in the second leg of their Europa League semi-final looking to overturn a 1-0 deficit.