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Kane set to be named in England squad for Nations League finals

Kane set to be named in England squad for Nations League finals

16/05/2019 at 04:31Updated 16/05/2019 at 05:47

Gareth Southgate looks set to include captain Harry Kane in his England squad for the Nations League finals.

Southgate names his squad for the June finals on Thursday and it is expected he will take a chance on the Tottenham striker, even if he may not be fit to play.

Kane is currently recovering from an ankle ligament injury suffered in the Champions League quarter-final first leg against Manchester City. It occurred just six weeks after he returned from a similar injury, and the 25-year-old now faces a race against time to be fit for Spurs' Champions League final against Liverpool on June 1.

England take on the Netherlands five days later in the semi-final of the Nations League.

Harry Kane (left) and Eric Dier are among the Tottenham players in England's squad

Harry Kane (left) and Eric Dier are among the Tottenham players in England's squadPA Sport

It is expected Kane will start training on grass this week, but won't be touching a ball until at least the weekend providing his recovery goes to plan.

England manager Southgate will include more players in his squad than usual, because of the number of English players taking part in the Champions League final, but he must cut his squad down to 23 by May 27.

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