Leeds appear to have fought off strong interest to sign Marcus Antonsson.
Newcastle United midfielder was given the chance to start for France.
Circumstances had combined to strengthen Lee Westwood’s case for Ryder Cup inclusion even before his form in marquee events which suddenly renders an appearance for the Englishman at Hazeltine in September as a no-brainer.
Eddie Jones has ruled out any prospect of him coaching the British & Irish Lions next year, despite having guided England to an unprecedented series win over the Wallabies.
Dustin Johnson has admitted survival from one of the most high-profile rules incidents in golf made the claiming of the 2016 US Open all the more special.
New Arsenal signing Granit Xhaka was in action for Switzerland against France at Euro 2016 on Sunday.
The Liverpool striker scored the winner against Wales last week.
Martin Skrtel has admitted he would be willing to kick his Liverpool club-mate Daniel Sturridge if the striker were bearing down on goal as England and Slovakia seek to secure progress out of Group B at Stade Geoffrey-Guichard.
It was probably inevitable, when Roy Hodgson took his seat in the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, that he would be asked about the last time England were in Saint-Étienne and all the drama that attached itself to the team’s exit from the 1998 World Cup.