Hull City defender Harry Maguire apparently could be in line for an England call-up when manager Gareth Southgate announces his squad for the next international break.

According to the Daily Star, Maguire and Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson are both being monitored ahead of a friendly against Germany and World Cup qualification game against Lithuania at the end of the month.

Southgate has previously brought in new players to the squad, such as Burnley’s Michael Keane, while other experienced players may drop out. Everton’s Phil Jagielka has spent the majority of the recent months on the bench and not claiming first-team action.

Despite previously being on the fringes of the first-team, Maguire has shone during the 2016/17 season, being given opportunities after injuries to Curtis Davies and Michael Dawson and performing as one of the best Hull players on pitches around the country.

He has made 26 appearances in all competitions, the most of any central defender in the Hull squad during the current campaign.

Maguire has previously made a slim amount of appearances for his country, claiming just one cap for the England Under-21 side in 2012.

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