Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey's Euro 2016 place has been thrown into doubt with the player set to be overlooked by Roy Hodgson for the upcoming friendlies against Germany and the Netherlands, according to the Chronicle.
The stand-in Magpies captain joined the North East club in £12 million deal from Swansea City in January and has settled well into life on Tyneside, making eight appearances in all competitions for the struggling side.
The 24-year-old has won four caps for the England senior side, with three of those coming as starts in Euro 2016 qualifiers earlier this season.
However, the Chronicle claims that Shelvey is liked to miss out on the chance to stake his claim for the spot in the finals in France this summer by being omitted from the squad for the double-header later this month.
It is thought that the former Liverpool man, who played under Hodgson in his first season at Anfield, has fallen behind players such as Tottenham Hotspur pair Dele Alli and Eric Dier, and Liverpool duo Jordan Henderson and James Milner for a holding midfield spot in the Three Lions side.
Meanwhile, Leicester's Danny Drinkwater is among several uncapped players being tipped for a call-up after an impressive season, whilst Jack Wilshere could yet be selected if he returns from injury in time.
It would be a huge blow to Shelvey if he was to be denied the chance to continue his progress on the international stage, having seemingly forced his way into Hodgson's long-term plans in 2015.
Meanwhile, the report claims that Newcastle's other £12 million January signing, Andros Townsend, is in line for a call-up with competition less fierce in the wide midfield areas.