Ruben Loftus-Cheek is set to return to Chelsea training within 'four to six weeks' after being sidelined since May with a ruptured Achilles.
The England international sustained the injury during the Blues' friendly against New England Revolution, which caused him to miss the Europa League final against Arsenal.
Speaking to Sky Sports, as relayed by The Sun, the 23-year-old has now set the date for when he aims to return to Chelsea training, having yet to feature for new boss Frank Lampard.
Despite not turning out for Lampard, Loftus-Cheek has been handed a new five-year deal worth £150,000-a-week in July, with the club demonstrating faith in the midfielder to return to the form that earned him regular call-ups to the national squad.
Since breaking into the first-team at Stamford Bridge at the beginning of last season, Loftus-Cheek has scored ten goals in 40 appearances in all competitions, having registered just two in the 32 prior. He had a loan spell at Crystal Palace for the duration of the 2017/18 campaign, where he shot to attention with some dazzling displays for the Eagles.