Wilshere keen on England captaincy

Steven Gerrard has backed Jack Wilshere to succeed him as England captain, the Daily Star has reported.

The pair are set to line up together in this evening’s friendly international at Wembley, where Roy Hodgson’s men will take on Scotland for this first time since the second leg of the Euro 2000 qualification play-off back in 1999.

Gerrard said that he had “no doubt” that Wilshere would be the next Three Lions skipper, before the 21 added that it would be a “dream come true” to be handed the armband.

Elsewhere, the Mail Online understands that Arsene Wenger has lined up Michu and Edin Dzeko as an alternative option to Luis Suarez, if he fails to secure the services of the Uruguay international.

Liverpool have insisted that they are not willing to sell the 26 year old, who has been pushing for a move away from Anfield since the end of last season.

Meanwhile, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has told L’Equipe that Yoann Gourcuff is prepared to take a wage cut in order to seal a move to the Gunners, Sky Sports understands.

However the club, who were originally linked with a move for the France international back in January, are yet to revive their interest as they have been pursuing other targets.

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