Kane to make Eng­land squad de­spite stint in quar­an­tine

The Daily Telegraph - Business - - Total Football - By Mike McGrath

Gareth South­gate is set to in­clude Harry Kane in his Eng­land squad this week, de­spite him miss­ing the start of pre-sea­son to quar­an­tine af­ter his sum­mer hol­i­day.

The Tot­ten­ham striker is not sched­uled to re­turn to his club’s train­ing ground un­til the end of the week, as he was re­quired to iso­late fol­low­ing a trip to the Ba­hamas.

Kane, 27, left the UK af­ter Spurs’ sea­son was com­pleted on July 26, with re­stric­tions for re­turn­ing from the Caribbean coun­try an­nounced on Aug 7 and trav­ellers told to iso­late for 14 days.

South­gate is still ex­pected to pick his cap­tain for the Na­tions League dou­ble-header in Ice­land on Sept 5 and Den­mark three days later.

Manch­ester City and Manch­ester United play­ers had their sea­sons ex­tended by reach­ing the lat­ter stages of Euro­pean com­pe­ti­tions, but they are still avail­able for Eng­land se­lec­tion. Kane has been train­ing on his own ahead of join­ing up with his club team-mates.

Kane has scored in his past six Eng­land ap­pear­ances, which has in­cluded hat-tricks against Bul­garia and Mon­tene­gro re­spec­tively in Euro­pean Cham­pi­onship qual­i­fiers, with the fi­nals pushed back fol­low­ing the coro­n­avirus pan­demic.

Le­ices­ter left-back Ben Chilwell is set to miss out on the games as he is re­cov­er­ing from a heel in­jury which ruled him out of the fi­nal games of the sea­son. His team-mate Har­vey Barnes is on South­gate’s radar for a call-up af­ter his progress at the King Power Sta­dium.

Barnes, 22, started in 24 Premier League games last sea­son and he has played for the Un­der-21s, but is yet to re­ceive his first call-up from South­gate.

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