With the season over, footballing eyes across the world have turned to Euro 2016, not least in England where manager Roy Hodgson announced his provisional 26 man squad for the tournament.
Hodgson’s list included a number of shock in-and-exclusions, most notably Andros Townsend and Marcus Rashford who came into the squad, as well as both Mark Noble and Jermain Defoe who were, unfortunately for them, omitted despite terrific individual campaigns.
The former Liverpool manager will have to cut three players from the 26 man squad before their Euro campaign begins against Russia on June 11th, as England hope to impress during the tournament following a fine qualification record.
England and Russia are joined by Wales and Slovakia in Group B, and Hodgson’s men are favourite to emerge as winners of the group.
As they always are, Premier League scouts will be having a field day (or summer) eyeing up Europe’s most talented players coming together, as the tournament provides a perfect opportunity for clubs to eye up their summer transfer targets.
Chelsea will almost certainly be one of those clubs on the lookout for summer recruits, with incoming boss Antonio Conte set to reinforce heavily at the Bridge following the club’s worst Premier League finish in two decades.
Conte himself will be at the tournament, as he spearheads Italy’s Euro campaign, but the Italian manager will without question have one eye on the goings on elsewhere in the tournament.
Could the former Juventus man find his new Chelsea men in Group B? Our landlord takes a look at FIVE players Conte could recruit from group B…..
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