Villa boss Lambert prepared to include Benteke in preseason training
The Daily Mail says Lambert will welcome Benteke back into pre-season training next week but has warned the £25m-rated forward that he expects no repeat of the antics which secured the forward a move to Villa Park.
Villa's boss gave the Belgium international an extended leave of absence following his transfer request at the weekend, omitting him from the club's pre-season tour.
However, Benteke is expected at Bodymoor Heath in seven days' time when Villa will have returned from their break in Germany.
And Lambert has held a private conversation with the 22-year-old forward in which he has both empathised with his situation - but also spelled out that there can be no hangover from his decision once the player returns to Villa's first-team squad.