Sam Wallace

Sam Wallace is Football Correspondent for The Independent.

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Jordan Henderson has just 13 caps but is being spoken about as a future England captain

Jordan Henderson: it’s time for the kids to step forward for England

Midfielder says new generation can replace Gerrard and Lampard

Almost 84,000 fans saw England play a friendly against Peru at Wembley in May

England’s expected record low crowd at the new Wembley will simply highlight the staggering attendances they usually achieve

Roy Hodgson’s team are in a bad place at the moment and the England manager will not be helped by the impression that anger at the team has atrophied into indifference

Danny Welbeck in action for Manchester United

Danny Welbeck to Arsenal latest: Striker closes in on £17m switch from Manchester United

Welbeck is expected to sign a five-year deal at the Emirates

Jay Rodriguez and Andros Townsend

Jay Rodriguez to Tottenham: Spurs improve £14m plus Andros Townsend offer in final attempt to secure deadline day signing

Spurs want to sign the injured England forward this summer with the belief that a number of clubs will rival them for his signature in January

Jay Rodriguez in action for Southampton

Tottenham to offer Andros Townsend to Southampton in £14m deadline day bid for Jay Rodriguez

Striker could be reunited with former manager Mauricio Pochettino

Mario Balotelli has an early header on goal during his Liverpool debut against Tottenham
QPR striker Loic Remy has reportedly opted for Chelsea over Arsenal

Loic Remy: Chelsea confident they have beaten Arsenal to the signature of QPR striker

Chelsea look to have secured the signing of French striker Loic Remy after activating his release clause of £10.5m

England vs Norway: Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Lack of Englishmen at leading Premier League clubs leaves manager hamstrung

Luke Shaw in action during Manchester United's pre-season

England manager Roy Hodgson lectures Luke Shaw over fitness issues

United manager Van Gaal had said Shaw was not fit enough

Wayne Rooney has been named as England's new captain
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