Roy Hodgson wants clubs to help his France 2016 bid

Roy Hodgson has begun consultations with the Football Association over England s preparations for Euro 2016 but admits he is sceptical over the prospect of securing more time with his squad.

An agreement exists between the Premier League and the FA that England will be given four clear weeks or as close as possible at the end of a season leading into a tournament in which to prepare their players.