Jesse Lingard is set to miss out on England's Euro 2020 squad this summer, despite his excellent spell on loan at West Ham since January.
Lingard regained his place in the England squad back in March, thanks to his impressive time away from Manchester United in the second half of the season.
That earned him a place in Gareth Southgate's extended squad for this summer's tournament, and a real chance of making the final 26.
However, with the squad set to be announced later today, the Athletic has revealed that the 28-year-old is set to be one of the seven players cut from the initial 33 man provisional squad called up last week.
Lingard's fellow Manchester United teammate Mason Greenwood is also set to miss out. The 19-year-old had a similar boost in the second half of the season and was thought to be one of the men to profit from an increase from the usual 23 man squads.
However the 19-year-old has pulled out of the squad due to a pre-existing injury, the injury also kept him out of the Euro Under 21 tournament back in March, when England were knocked out at the group stage.
With Greenwood and Lingard both set to miss out, it could be good news for either Ollie Watkins or Bukayo Saka who are both alternatives in attacking positions.
Reports on Monday had claimed that Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse was also set to miss out on the final 26.
Bookies had made Trent Alexander-Arnold a favourite to be one of the seven to be cut from the initial 33 man squad, which will undoubtedly be Southgate's most controversial decision if that is the case.
With one of the goalkeepers also set to be cut from the four, it means that there are potentially only two more players to be cut from the squad.
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