Bayer Leverkusen sensation Leon Bailey could be in line for a shock England call-up ahead of the World Cup in Russia after an English newspaper has claimed that two of his grandparents hold British passports.
'The Sun' is reporting that Gareth Southgate's first England XI has been leaked. The newspaper is suggesting that Jesse Lingard will receive his first England cap and Rooney will play in midfield again.
England will hope to erase the lingering stain of Sam Allardyce's embarrassing exit when interim manager Gareth Southgate takes charge for the first time in Saturday's World Cup qualifier against Malta.
Southampton striker Graziano Pelle scored off Antonio Candreva's pinpoint cross to hand Italy a precious 1-0 win over Malta in Florence on Thursday that sent the hosts top of their Euro 2016 qualifying table.