Denmark coach Morten Olsen has confirmed that Chelsea winger Jesper Gronkjaer will be flying out to Portugal on Tuesday to rejoin the rest of the squad.

The Chelsea winger was absent from the party when the Danish squad flew out to Portgual to begin their Euro 2004 preparations on June 7th.

It was initially thought that Gronkjaer’s absence had been caused by a family illness, but it later emerged that his mother had died of cancer.

The 26 year-old pacey winger is expected to train with the rest of the squad on Tuesday afternoon after Olsen kept his place open.

“We have always kept the spot open for Jesper,” Olsen told the media on Tuesday.

“Now he feels ready to rejoin the squad and we are, of course, happy for his decision.”

Denmark face Bulgaria in their second Group C match in Braga on Friday, having impressed in a 0-0 draw with much fancied Italy in their opening match on Monday afternoon.