Harry Kane named in England squad for Nations League finals

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       Gareth Southgate and his staff will begin their preparations for the Nations League on Monday

Expand Gareth Southgate and his staff will begin their preparations for the Nations League on Monday

"We're keeping that door open and will see how that progresses".

Jordan Henderson, Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold have all been called up for Gareth Southgate's 27-man squad ahead of the UEFA Nations League finals next month.

"This looks like being the same, there's a lot of uncertainty about who's going to be available until the last minute but we've got a strong squad with a lot of talent and we're looking forward to the matches. I think he had a hard season previous year but this has been a lot better".

"We will know more by that date [27 May] but we can make changes after that date".

There is no place for Ruben Loftus-Cheek after sustaining an ankle injury playing in a friendly for Chelsea on Wednesday, while fellow midfielders Declan Rice and James Ward-Prowse are involved again. Fabian Delph, John Stones and Joe Gomez will also be assessed having played relatively minor roles for their clubs over the past few months, while Dele Alli reported a minor hamstring problem on the final afternoon of the Premier League season.

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Nathan Redmond of Southampton was the surprise inclusion in the 27-man provisional squad Southgate named on Thursday before reducing that to 23-names on May 27.

Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard did make it in. There is no place for Luke Shaw, Manchester United's player of the year, with Southgate praising the commitment and form of Ben Chilwell and Danny Rose as left-back options.

Speaking at a press conference, the England manager said: "I think he finished the season really well".

Overlooked since winning his one and only England cap in March 2017, the 25-year-old scooped the Player of the Year double at Saints' end of year awards after a fine campaign. It's really good opportunity for him, with a couple of other players out'.

The satellite broadcaster have the rights to the UEFA Nations League semi-finals and finals in Portugal next month which means the audience will be a tiny fraction of the tens of millions who have tuned into previous big worldwide matches.

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