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Paper Round: England to go with Jordan Henderson over Eric Dier, Chelsea eye Daniele Rugani

Paper Round: England to go with Henderson over Dier, Chelsea eye Rugani

14/06/2018 at 22:47Updated 15/06/2018 at 08:08

England manager Gareth Southgate has decided to go with Jordan Henderson over Eric Dier in midfield against Tunisia whilst Chelsea want Daniele Rugani. It's Friday's Paper Round.

Southgate goes with Henderson over Dier

We start with pretty much every back page this evening and that is the England team selection which has been supposedly revealed. Jordan Henderson gets the nod over Eric Dier in midfield whilst Ashley Young and Harry Maguire are picked ahead of Danny Rose and Gary Cahill. Jesse Lingard and Dele Alli both start behind Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane.

Paper Round's view: The major talking point here is Henderson. Maguire felt like he was ahead of Cahill despite the latter's goal against Nigeria and Rose is in poor form. However it looked certain that Dier would be the starting central midfielder. Going with Henderson in that defensive role is an interesting call from Southgate...

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Chelsea eye Rugani

Moving to The Mirror and it is reported that Chelsea are looking at making a move for Juventus defender Daniele Rugani in the summer. Both Antonio Conte and Maurizio Sarri are huge fans of the player so regardless of who takes over at Stamford Bridge Chelsea want to add the Italian to their ranks.

Paper Round's view: Rugani is an excellent young defender but there's no denying that his career has stalled somewhat. He needs to be playing regular football and if Chelsea are going to give up on Kurt Zouma then it makes sense to partner Andreas Christensen with someone like Rugani.


Bielsa closing in on Leeds job

Sticking with The Mirror and there is a report that Marcelo Bielsa is closing in on becoming the new Leeds United manager. Bielsa, 62, has been offered a contract that will make him the highest-paid manager in the club's history, he just wants assurances on having total control on player recruitment, playing style and philosophy.

Paper Round's view: This is just all sorts of magnificent. Bielsa is going to be brilliant fun at Leeds. That doesn't mean that he is going to be a success. But he's certainly going to be fun.


Leicester want Kvirkvelia

We end in The Mirror, who report that Leicester City are keen to sign Solomon Kvirkvelia from Lokomotiv Moscow as their third summer signing. Kvirkvelia, 26, would add to the club's depth at centre-back after the arrival of Jonny Evans as well as right-back Ricardo Pereira.

Paper Round's view: The Georgian is a fine player and there is no denying that the Foxes need another centre-back, although obviously it is always tricky to know how some players will adjust.


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