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ROY HODGSON has stepped up his pursuit of Jack Grealish - but is running out of time to tie him down next month.

The England boss has made enquiries about including the Aston Villa midfielder for the Euro 2016 qualifiers with Estonia and Lithuania when he names his squad next Thursday.

But as Birminghamborn Grealish has already played for Republic of Ireland Under-21s, the FA have to get FIFA clearance. That may not come through in time, even though they are confident he will commit to England.

Hodgson's assistant Ray Lewington is due to be at Anfield today where Grealish - who qualifies through his grandparents to play for Ireland - will be facing Liverpool.

Lewington will also make a check on Reds striker Daniel Sturridge, who is expected to be included in the squad for next month's double header.

Hodgson (below) will be at White Hart Lane today to make another check on Tottenham's Dele Alli as they face Manchester City.

Tott DtMC Li wou The Three Lions boss would like to look at Grealish as he builds towards the Euros - whether that is in the qualifiers or the friendlies with Spain and France in November.

John Stones will also be assessed in the qualifiers as Everton's impressive defender presses his claims to be a starter for the Euros.


HE'S ALRIGHT JACK Hodgson is a fan of Grealish

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Sep 26, 2015
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