Gareth Southgate is about to omit some high-profile players for England’s Euro 2024 qualifiers in June.
The Three Lions travel to Malta on June 16 and return to Wembley three days later to take on North Macedonia.
England top their qualifying group after beating Italy and Ukraine in two games in March.
Southgate will announce its squad for these upcoming matches at 2pm BST, and the Daily mail report that Raheem Sterling will be one of many star names likely to be left out.
Sterling has struggled to find form since moving from Manchester City to Chelsea last summer, although despite their disastrous season he has scored at least nine times in 37 appearances in all competitions for the Blues.
The 28-year-old was also notably left out of Southgate’s squad for the England internationals in March, but it is believed that any absence from this squad could be down to a longer rest period than his form.
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Chelsea may not have representatives in the squad with Reece James, Ben Chilwell and Mason Mount all injured, although Conor Gallagher could be called up again.
Newcastle’s Callum Wilson and Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkins are lining up for recalls in place of banned Ivan Toney, whose Brentford teammate Rico Henry is said to have turned the heads of England scouts with a run of fine performances.
90min understands that the Brighton trio of Lewis Dunk, Solly March and Jason Steele are competing for a call-up.
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