Lahm returns to training

The 31-year-old, who has not featured in the Bundesliga since Bayern???s 4-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt, underwent surgery last November after fracturing his ankle in training but is closing now closing in on a return.

Despite taking part in individual training sessions for some time, Lahm is not expected to feature straight away for Pep Guardiola???s side.

The World Cup winner could be brought back to first team action in the next fortnight as Bayern look to maintain their 11-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga over Wolfsburg.

They host Shakhtar Donetsk in their Champions League last 16 retrun on Wednesday having drawn 0-0 in the first leg but the match has come round too early for Lahm to make his return to action.