Carroll to join Welbeck up front, Arsenal close in on Giroud and Newcastle insists Ba is staying
The BBC reports that Andy Carroll is set to start for England against Sweden tonight in Kiev.
According to Phil McNulty, Danny Welbeck and Carroll have been training as a pair in preparation for England's second group game, which will see them line up in a more traditional 4-4-2 formation.
Carroll scored only 16 fantasy football points for Liverpool last season.
However, Roy Hodgson has demanded that his team play "clinically" tonight, suggesting he wants his side to go for goals.
Metro reports that both Steven Gerrard and Scott Parker have overcome exhaustion to play in the fixture, while Johan Elmander looks set to start for Sweden after a subdued performance from Markus Rosenberg last time out.
Elsewhere, Fernando Torres scored two goals and six fantasy football points last night as Spain dumped the Republic of Ireland out of Euro 2012.
Sky Sports reports that Torres hailed the return of the "old Spain" as La Roja put on a commanding display on their way to the top of Group C.
Meanwhile, the Telegraph has revealed that Arsenal could be 48 hours away from officially confirming the £12 million signing of Olivier Giroud.
The Montpellier striker, who scored 21 league goals for the French champions, is expected to join another summer signing Lukas Podolski at the Emirates next season.
Newcastle United have denied claims made in the Italian media that striker Demba Ba is on his way out of Tyneside to go to Galatasaray.
The Daily Mirror explains that the Senegalese international has a clause in his contract which can be triggered by prospective clubs by matching a pre-determined transfer fee.
The clause is available until July 31st and Ba continues to keep the Magpies sweating by refusing to commit his future to Newcastle.
However, club officials have insisted that they will not be selling the forward, who scored 16 goals and 56 fantasy football points last season.
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