Everton striker Yakubu Aiygebeni is on course to be fit for the start of next season.
Yakubu has been out of action since last November after suffering a serious Achilles injury.
The former Portsmouth and Middlesbrough man is now back in training and is confident he will be fit for the new campaign come August.
"I feel good. I'm back in training," Yakubu told the club's website.
"I've started running, started kicking the ball and hopefully I'll be back for the beginning of the season."