Football News – Chelsea’s £10m transfer battle, Tottenham close in on deal & much more…

Roy Hodgson revealed he will be an extremely proud man today as he leads England for the first time in front of the home fans at Wembley Stadium. Hodgson conceded that why last week in Oslo was special; playing in front of 90,000 fans on the weekend of the Queen’s diamond jubilee makes it an even bigger occasion. It will give the nation the chance to see England’s likely starting XI ahead of the Euros that kicks off in a little over a week.

Elsewhere in the news Rodgers takes full control of Liverpool; West Ham rule out a ground share at the Olympic Stadium and Grant Holt expresses his desire to quit Norwich again.

Headlines

Gary Cahill and John Terry appear to be the first choice defensive pairing in the eyes of Roy Hodgson – Guardian

Alex Oxlade Chamberlain and Danny Welbeck are set to start tonight against Belgium to stake their claims for a starting place ahead of the Euros – Guardian

Brendan Rodgers has said that he wouldn’t have taken the Liverpool job unless he was given total control of the football club – Guardian

West Ham rule out the possibility of ground sharing with Leyton Orient at the Olympic Stadium – Guardian

Eden Hazard aims to show what all the fuss is about him at Wembley today and attempt to justify the £78m outlay that Chelsea are looking to pay in transfer fee and wages – Daily Telegraph

Norwich have been dealt a double blow with Grant Holt making his intentions clear that he still wants to leave Carrow Rd – Daily Telegraph

Jan Vertonghen has hinted that a move to Tottenham could be only days away – Independent

Sir Alex Ferguson has turned to TV to help encourage season ticket sales at Old Trafford – Daily Mail

Chelsea and Manchester United are in a £10m transfer battle for Fulham’s Mousa Dembele – Daily Mail

Roberto Mancini has hinted that Sergio Aguero and Robin van Persie could be a future strike force at Manchester City as the Italian highlighted the Dutchman’s contract situation – Mirror

Harry Redknapp wants another three years at Tottenham to build a Champions League dynasty at the club – Sun

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