Roy Hodgson has hit out at reviews linking Crystal Palace with Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, saying his title has not been talked about in discussions about potential new gamers.
Hodgson, who took over from the sacked Frank de Boer earlier this season, mentioned that though there “might come a time” when Palace wished to signal the England worldwide, he was not presently into consideration.
Wilshere performed for Bournemouth on mortgage final season, and reviews have recommended that Arsene Wenger may let him depart the Emirates Stadium in January.
However Hodgson instructed reporters: “Who has linked him? That is what you’ll want to discover out, as a result of it did not come from us.
“I’ll let you know who, his agent — as a result of that is the place newspapers get their tales from.
“We’ve got by no means talked about his title. I work with Dougie Freedman and we discuss potential gamers, and Jack Wilshere’s title has by no means been talked about on this room.
“I like him and I believe he’s an excellent participant. There might come a time at Crystal Palace the place Jack Wilshere could be simply the participant we’re on the lookout for, however I can not let you know that’s the case for the time being.”
Hodgson additionally congratulated Palace’s on-loan midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek after Gareth Southgate confirmed that he would begin for England in Friday’s Wembley pleasant in opposition to Germany.
“I’m delighted for him,” the previous England supervisor mentioned. “It is going to be great and it’s a good achievement for him.
“It goes to indicate that it isn’t solely us who recognise he has obtained potential and a fantastic expertise — it exhibits Gareth Southgate and Steve Holland consider in it too.
“It is a perfect alternative for him. I do not assume he shall be fazed by it, he’s a assured participant and a peaceful and assured man who is aware of what he can do.
“You possibly can speed up individuals’s progress and we noticed that with numerous the gamers we introduced into the England workforce.
“We obtained numerous stick for that, however it nonetheless implies that [Danny] Welbeck, [Alex] Oxlade-Chamberlain, [Raheem] Sterling, Danny Rose, Kyle Walker, Harry Kane, Eric Dier — all these gamers got here by means of and now everybody says they’re the be-all and end-all.
“However they did not after we selected them, I can guarantee you — they wished individuals of 28 and 29 who have been enjoying.”
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