England manager Gareth Southgate is planning to make a personal check on Declan Rice during West Ham's Premier League clash with Wolves on Tuesday, sources have told ESPN FC, as the race to secure the player's international allegiance intensifies.
The 20-year-old defender, who can also play in midfield, has won three senior caps for the Republic of Ireland, but he is still eligible switch to England -- the country of his birth -- having not made a competitive appearance for the Irish.
Virgil van Dijk has told ESPN FC there is a new "buzz" about Dutch football after Netherlands overcame France and Germany to seal a place in next summer's UEFA Nations League finals.
Netherlands will face England in the semifinals after being paired with Gareth Southgate's side in Monday's draw in Dublin.
After failing to qualify for the last two major tournaments -- the 2016 European Championship and the 2018 FIFA World Cup -- Liverpool defender Van Dijk said that the Nations League will give Netherlands...