Roma star Totti back in training

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Veteran forward Francesco Totti is nearing a return to action after resuming training with Roma.

Totti has been sidelined with a muscle strain in his left hip flexor, sitting out matches against Empoli, Austria Vienna and Bologna as a result.

But the 40-year-old star returned to training on Tuesday and he used Facebook to express his delight.

Totti has scored two goals in six Serie A appearances this season ahead of Roma's trip to Atalanta on Sunday.