He was left out of the senior squad in March as Southgate said the 22-year-old’s No.10 position did not fit into England’s current formation (4-4-3).
” Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti insists racial abuse will not force Kalidou Koulibaly out of the club. The Senegal defender, who is wanted by Manchester United, was subjected to monkey chants in Napoli’s defeat to Inter Milan last month. 1 Kalidou Koulibaly has been linked with Manchester United in the January transfer window He was sent off at the San Siro and pleaded with the referee to suspend the game.
Ancelotti, whose side trail league leaders Juventus by nine points, is confident of keeping Koulibaly despite United’s reported ?90million interest. “In England they write that Koulibaly can leave because of the problem of racism,” he said of a player who is also said to be on Real Madrid’s shortlist. “I do not think so, Koulibaly is happy in Naples, he’s upset like others, but it will not be a trigger for a goodbye. “He never showed it, he wants to stay in Naples and in Italy, a country he likes very much.” Latest Football News latest Arsenal transfer news live: Top target ‘not for sale’, Ziyech to cost just ?30m latest Man United target Dutch defender, Spurs to sell Rose and sign Sessegnon gossip Liverpool news live: Salah ‘rejects ?150million exit’, Ajax set Ziyech price gossip Man United news live: Dutch ace wanted as new right-back, West Ham star on radar Sorry ‘F*** Cov’ – Coventry defender Hickman apologises for ‘disgraceful’ comments Spanish expedition Rating the 23 players to move from the Premier League to Real Madrid where are they now?http://1xbet.footballresultstoday.org/ Remembering England’s U21 players who finished bottom of group in 2015 We are not unhappy with Conte’s training methods – Cesc Fabregas REVEALED Every Premier League team’s most likely signing this summer PAPER TALK Liverpool ‘willing to sell Salah’, Man United hijack Lo Celso chase, Ozil out?
Former Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho was desperate to land a central defender last summer, but failed in his pursuit of Tottenham ace Toby Alderweireld. United have turned their attention to Koulibaly, who has become one of Europe’s best defenders since joining Napoli for a modest ?6.5million fee in 2014. The 27-year-old would tighten a leaky backline that has conceded 32 league goals this season.
United managed to keep back-to-back Premier League clean sheets for the first time since May after beating Tottenham 1-0 at Wembley on Sunday. But it was far from a convincing defensive display as David de Gea had to make 11 second-half saves to preserve their lead.
The club will have to pay big money for Koulibaly after the former Genk man signed a new five-year deal with Napoli in August. ” ” There could be surprising inclusions in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for their Nations League semi-final clash against the Netherlands on June 6. At least 11 of his group could be involved for Tottenham, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea in Champions League and Europa League finals that take place on June 1 and May 29, respectably. Getty 7 Gareth Southgate faces a potential selection headache ahead of England’s Nations League semi-final Eric Dier, Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Kieran Trippier, Danny Rose, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Jordan Henderson, Danny Welbeck, Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek may all feature for their clubs just days before England play in Portugal.
It is not an ideal scenario for Southgate, who previously admitted it would be a ‘mess’ if one or two English clubs reached the Champions League final. talkSPORT will bring you full commentary of every match from the Nations League finals, as England bid to win their first silverware since 1966 In March, he said: “It could be a mess. “Let’s say if two of our teams made it to the Champions League final then we wouldn’t see them, at best, until the Monday before we play on the Thursday.” So, if Southgate wants fresh legs, who could be in line for an unexpected call-up? LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS gossip Man United news live: Dutch ace wanted as new right-back, West Ham star on radar gossip Liverpool news live: Salah ‘rejects ?150million exit’, Ajax set Ziyech price latest Man United target Dutch defender, Spurs to sell Rose and sign Sessegnon review Women’s World Cup: Netherlands breeze past Cameroon, Canada beat hapless New Zealand gesture Amazing reason Marta pointed to her boots after scoring opener for Brazil royal return AC Milan appoint club legends Boban and Maldini in new roles at the club ‘i was fed up’ The reason why Chelsea midfielder Jorginho nearly quit football latest Arsenal transfer news live: Top target ‘not for sale’, Ziyech to cost just ?30m GOING NOWHERE Bournemouth send firm response to Arsenal over Ryan Fraser interest London bound?https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Djibril_Cissé
Arsenal target Dennis Praet agent confirms interest in player Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Crystal Palace) Getty 7 Aaron Wan-Bissaka has made two appearances for England’s Under-21 side Wan-Bissaka is unfortunate to be competing against Kyle Walker, Alexander-Arnold and Trippier for a place in the senior squad. Given Trippier’s inconsistent form since the 2018 World Cup, the right-back could be forgiven for feeling hard done by after missing out on the Czech Republic and Montenegro wins in March.
Wan-Bissaka, 21, has started 35 Premier League games this season, showing consistency and maturity beyond his years. It is surely a matter of time before the youngster earns a senior cap. Ryan Bertrand (Southampton) 7 Ryan Bertrand’s last England appearance came in a goalless draw with Brazil in November 2017 Bertrand criticised Gareth Southgate’s ‘oversight’ after he failed to make the 23-man World Cup squad last summer – and March 2018 remains the last time he was called up.
But with Rose playing in a Champions League final just five days before the Netherlands clash, Bertrand could be recalled. After returning from a three-month injury lay-off in February, he helped Southampton to huge wins over Tottenham and Wolves to preserve the club’s top-flight status.
James Maddison (Leicester) Getty 7 James Maddison recieved his first senior England call-up last October, but never made his debut After his impressive debut season in the Premier League, a call-up to the senior side wouldn’t be too shocking. He was left out of the senior squad in March as Southgate said the 22-year-old’s No.10 position did not fit into England’s current formation (4-4-3).
Since Brendan Rodgers’ appointment at the King Power Stadium, Maddison has successfully played in a midfield three alongside Wilfred Ndidi and Youri Tielemans. Could a senior England debut be around the corner for the playmaker?
Conor Coady (Wolves) Getty 7 Conor Coady plays in the middle of a three-man defence for Wolves Joe Gomez, who is likely to be on the bench against Tottenham, is England’s only centre-back playing in the Champions League or Europa League final, however, it could still be difficult for Southgate to ignore Coady’s terrific season. He was just one of three outfield players to play every minute of the 2018/19 Premier League campaign as he captained Wolves to a seventh-placed finish in their first season back in the top-flight.
He and his team-mates will be playing European football next term if Watford fail to beat Manchester City in the FA Cup final this weekend, live on talkSPORT. Coady is a ball-playing defender and seems ready-made for Southgate’s England squad.
Phil Foden (Manchester City) Getty 7 Phil Foden scored in a vital 1-0 win over Tottenham last month Pep Guardiola started Foden against Tottenham and Leicester in their title run-in, a sign of how much the Spaniard trusts him. The 18-year-old scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over Spurs before lasting 56 minutes in another 1-0 victory against Leicester.
Southgate has put his faith in youth before after selecting and playing Callum Hudson-Odoi, 18, against the Czech Republic and Montenegro in March. Foden, who made 26 appearances in the 2018/19 season, could be the next youngster to star for England.
Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) Getty 7 Jack Grealish could be a Premier League player next season Explaining his reasoning behind Grealish’s previous omissions from the England squad, Southgate stressed the midfielder must play in the Premier League to be considered for a call-up. The 23-year-old has been Aston Villa’s star man this season – and his quality was on show once more in the club’s 2-1 Championship play-off semi-final first leg win over West Brom on Saturday.
Grealish assisted Conor Hourihane’s equaliser before winning a penalty, which Tammy Abraham’s converted for the winner. He also scored a penalty in their shootout win at West Brom in the second leg as Villa went through to Wembley on Tuesday night. By the end of the month, Grealish could be a Premier League player and on the verge of an England cap. “