Injury-plagued Tottenham captain Ledley King is set to visit a specialist in Denmark on Monday to determine whether he needs an operation on his troublesome groin injury.
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has confirmed William Gallas is on the brink of joining the club.
The Fulham forward has been the butt of terrace humour but he never doubted his own ability
Harry Redknapp has raised fears over Jonathan Woodgate's career after all but confirming the defender would not be in his 25-man squad for the first half of the Barclays Premier League season.
England 1 United States 1
England coach Fabio Capello blasted a group of photographers prior to this morning's training session at their Royal Bafokeng World Cup base.
James Milner was the most significant absentee from training today as Fabio Capello's men stepped up their preparations for Saturday's Group C opener against the United States on Saturday.
England's friendly with local South African outfit Platinum Stars looked like passing off peacefully this afternoon.
Ledley King has cast doubts over whether he could switch to a midfield role in England's final World Cup warm-up game against Japan because of the extra demands it would place on his knee.
Most of Portsmouth's beaten FA Cup finalists have played their last game for the bankrupt club, who are to sell as many players as possible to alleviate debts of £138m. Portsmouth managed to hold Chelsea for almost an hour on Saturday but the reward for the players will be a move to a new club, one that will pay their wages on time.
Fabio Capello's World Cup finals preparations were hit with another major setback today when John Terry was taken to hospital with a bad blow to his foot that could make the Chelsea captain a doubt for South Africa.
Surprise call-ups include Ledley King and Jamie Carragher, while there's no place for Owen Hargreaves in Fabio Capello's 30-man provisional World Cup squad.
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp believes the country must give England the best possible chance of winning the World Cup by backing whatever decision Fabio Capello makes over John Terry's captaincy.
Harry Redknapp admits he may have to enter the market for a defender after injuries left him without a fit centre-half. Spurs had been favourites to sign Peter Crouch but Redknapp has conceded that injuries to Michael Dawson, Jonathan Woodgate and Ledley King mean a move for a defender has now become his priority.
Ledley King will be in Tottenham's lineup to face Manchester City on Saturday even though the club have punished the defender for being arrested outside a nightclub while apparently drunk.
The Last Word: Refuseniks prove club football means everything as they leave their nations to feed off the scraps