Morning Report: May 25

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Andy Carroll is set to lead the line for England at Euro 2012 after impressing in Roy Hodgson's first training session as Three Lions manager yesterday.

With Wayne Rooney suspended for two games and Danny Welbeck struggling with injury, Carroll could be England's first choice striker at the tournament.

Meanwhile, Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy has been ruled out of Euro 2012 with a broken finger. Birmingham's Jack Butland will take his place in the squad.

Elsewhere, Roberto Martinez is in talks with Liverpool owner John Henry to succeed Kenny Dalglish at Anfield, with the two spotted in Miami yesterday.


In today's transfer news, Arsenal have joined the race for Olivier Giroud, and could offer Maroune Chamakh plus £6.5m for the Montpellier striker. (The Telegraph)

Manchester City have made another attempt to sign Dani Alves according to reports in Spain, offering £12m plus Alexander Kolarov. (talkSPORT)

And finally, Tottenham are close to signing Jan Vertonghen for £9.6m, with the Ajax defender revealing "I have a preference for Spurs." (The Guardian)

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