Kane to make England squad despite stint in quarantine
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.