Date: 6th December 2022 at 2:37pm
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England’s World Cup campaign resumes on Saturday as Gareth Southgate’s side face France in the quarter-finals. 

The Three Lions have so far impressed in Qatar, with no side having scored more goals, but they will undoubtedly face their toughest test yet against Didier Deschamps’ side.

With a place in the semi-finals at stake, all eyes will be on the game on Saturday evening, as the reigning champions face semi-finalists from last time England.

France have been in fine form too so far this tournament, with Kylian Mbappe having particularly impressed.

England have kept three clean sheets in four games so far though, and have only failed to score against USA.

The US national side were themselves eliminated at the last 16 stage, being beaten 3-1 by the Netherlands.

Despite their exit, it appears that one of their stars has attracted the interest of one of the Premier League’s biggest clubs.

According to CalcioMercato via Football Insider, Tottenham Hotspur have registered their initial interest in Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie.

McKennie impressed for the USA at the World Cup

Spurs are believed to be considering making a move for the American in January, as they look to bolster their squad before the second half of the season.

McKennie, 24, is contracted to Juventus until 2025, but the Italian giants would reportedly consider selling him sooner due to a lack of playing time.

The midfielder has benefitted from Paul Pogba’s injuries so far this term, but if the Frenchman were fit his first team opportunities would likely be limited.

He has so far started nine Serie A matches, scoring once and providing an assist.

McKennie joined the Turin outfit from German side Schalke in 2020 but remained with the Bundesliga outfit for a further season.

He has made a total of 91 appearances for The Old Lady, but the report suggests that the Italians would consider letting him leave.

At the World Cup, McKennie started all four of the USA’s matches and was impressive alongside Tyler Adams and Yunus Musah.

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