GUARDIAN – Fabian Delph and Adam Lallana miss England training

• Aston Villa midfielder carrying minor injury from FA Cup final• Liverpool’s Lallana absent for birth of child• England face Ireland followed by Euro 2016 qualifier against SloveniaFabian Delph and Adam Lallana missed England training at St George’s Park on Thursday.The England squad continued their preparations for the matches against the Republic of Ireland and Slovenia at the national football centre in Burton upon Trent but neither Delph nor Lallana featured. Continue reading…

GUARDIAN – Liverpool to sign James Milner on free transfer from Manchester City

• England midfielder prefers Anfield to Arsenal and Roma• Lack of Champions League football not a factor for MilnerLiverpool hope to agree the free transfer of James Milner this week with the England international poised to reject Champions League football with Manchester City or Arsenal in favour of a prominent role at Anfield.Milner is one of the items on Liverpool’s agenda for a week that will shape their summer strategy. Tom Werner, the club’s chairman, and Mike Gordon, the president of Fenway Sports Group, are due on Merseyside on Tuesday to conduct an end-of-season review that will have major implications for Brendan Rodgers’ position. Continue reading…