England squad for Nations League finals: Southampton’s Nathan Redmond handed surprise call-up, Tottenham duo Harry Kane and Harry Winks included

Gareth Southgate has named his initial England squad for the upcoming Nations League finals.

The Three Lions boss has chosen a pool of 27 players, although it will need to be cut down to 23 later this month,

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Kane has scored 22 goals in 37 appearances for England and is set to captain the Three Lions in Portugal this summer
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Captain Harry Kane is among those included despite doubts over whether the Tottenham striker will be fit enough to feature.

Kane’s Tottenham teammate Harry Winks is also selected as he nears a return to fitness after groin surgery, while Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek misses out having suffered a serious-looking ankle injury during a friendly in America on Wednesday night.

Southampton forward Nathan Redmond is the most surprising inclusion in the squad.

Overlooked since winning his only England cap in March 2017, the 25-year-old scooped the Player of the Year double at Saints’ end-of-year awards after a fine campaign.

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Redmond scored nine goals in the second half of the season to put him back into Southgate’s thoughts
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Saints teammate James Ward-Prowse is included, as is West Ham midfielder Declan Rice.

Jesse Lingard and Joe Gomez return to the squad but there is no place for Manchester United’s Player of the Year Luke Shaw.

England play Netherlands in the semi-finals on June 6 and will then face Portugal or Switzerland in either the final or third-place game three days later.

As many as 11 of the squad will report for duty just three days before the opening game, due to their involvement in the Champions League and Europa League finals.

Both finals are all-English affairs, with Arsenal and Chelsea clashing in Baku on May 29 in the Europa League showpiece and Liverpool and Tottenham meeting in the Champions League final in Madrid on June 1.

Southgate must name his final squad of 23 by May 27. In the event of injury, changes can be made until 24 hours before the first game.

Initial 27-man England squad for Nations League finals:

Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur), Ross Barkley (Chelsea), Jack Butland (Stoke City), Ben Chilwell (Leicester City), Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Tom Heaton (Burnley), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Michael Keane (Everton), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Harry Maguire (Leicester City), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Nathan Redmond (Southampton), Declan Rice (West Ham United), Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham Hotspur), Kyle Walker (Manchester City), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton), Callum Wilson (AFC Bournemouth), Harry Winks (Tottenham Hotspur).

talkSPORT will bring you LIVE commentary of the Nations League finals this summer

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