West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has expressed his delight in

The Ghana international who joined the London club on a club record transfer fee got injured in his Premier League debut for West Ham when Bilic’s team played Chelsea on the opening match day of the season.

Ayew has since flown to former club Olympique Marseille for training and missed the Black Stars FIFA World Cup qualifier against Uganda in Tamale during the international break.

The former Swansea City player returned to training this week and is in line for a return.

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic giving an update on the recovery state of Andre Ayew said:

“It is a big boost to have Andre Ayew back in training. He looks good and the medical team have done a great job. We are all delighted.

“We will try to prepare him for games as quickly as possible. We don’t want to rush things but it is great that he is back.

“He [Andre Ayew] has had three sessions with us and is improving every session. He will train today and tomorrow and we will see. We want him back.

“He probably needs a little more time before he can be ready for games. I know it will not take a long time now. He will probably not be in the squad for the game on Saturday.”

Black Stars coach Avram Grant will also hope his vice-captain gets fit enough ahead of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

Ghana were drawn in Group D for the competition alongside Mali, Egypt and Uganda.