Paul Pogba is reportedly in line for a Manchester United return against Chelsea on November 5.
The midfield ace has not played in six weeks since injuring his hamstring in the Champions League win over Basel.
According to L’Equipe, Pogba could face the Prem champions at Stamford Bridge – although Jose Mourinho may opt to give him more time to recover throughout the international break.
France face Wales on November 10 before another friendly with world champions Germany four days later.
Pogba could link up with the Les Bleus’ squad but expected to be eased back into action by both club and country.
The Manchester United midfielder has been in Miami trying to speed up his recovery from a hamstring problem.
Boss Jose Mourinho sent Pogba, 24, out there to focus on finding the cause of the problem.
United have been reluctant to put a timescale on his return.
But the club are hopeful it will not be that long and Pogba is expected back in Manchester for a check-up.
Last week a bare-chested Pogba posted a video on his Instagram account with the caption: “It’s getting hot in here”.
In the footage he can be seen starting to jog by picking his legs up straight.
He then begins gets his knees pumping before breaking into full stride.
As SunSport revealed, Pogba has been banned from playing BASKETBALL in a bid to prevent further injuries.
It is understood that United’s medical staff feel Pogba’s obsession with shooting hoops could aggravate his hamstring problem.
United fear that 6ft 5in Pogba is at risk of muscle strain as well as stress impact on his knees and ankles when playing basketball in his down-time.
And his slam-dunking habit away from training is believed to have contributed to the hamstring injury that could keep him out until December.
The France star, 24, is a massive fan of the NBA and is friends with several stars of the sport.
Last summer he posted a video of himself winning a one-on-one with Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid. Pogba’s use of a personal trainer not aligned to the Old Trafford staff has also led to concerns about his fitness regime.
The £89million midfielder has been sidelined since their Champions League opener against Basel in mid-September.