Roy Hodgson has held his first training session as England manager as his side prepare to face Norway at the Ullevaal Stadion on Saturday.

Glen Johnson and Danny Welbeck mssed out through injury, but Scott Parker shrugged off an achilles problem to participate in the session at the Etihad.

Chelsea executive Ron Gourlay has moved to assure Fernando Torres of his future at the club, backing the Spaniard to fill the void left by Didier Drogba.

Elsewhere, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain says he is desperate for Robin van Persie to stay at Arsenal, praising the Dutchman's influence on and off the pitch.


In today's transfer news, Chelsea have had a £32m bid for Lucas Moura rejected according to Sao Paulo president Juvenal Juvenico. (Daily Mirror)

Dirk Kuyt has admitted he could leave Liverpool for Hamburg this summer, with the 32-year-old Dutchman's future at Anfield in doubt. (Sky Sports)

And finally, Sergio Aguero has assured Manchester City fans that he has no plans to leaving the Etihad Stadium after the title winning exploits. (talkSPORT)


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