Southgate fears England duo Mount, Chilwell may miss 10 days of Euros

The pair were pictured with their Chelsea team-mate after the Wembley stalemate on Friday, although the entire England squad have since returned two negative tests, including one on Monday afternoon.

The FA is in discussions with Public Health England about the duo, who would be forced to quarantine for 10 days if they are deemed to have had close contact with Gilmour.

Tens days of isolation would also see them miss the round-of-16 and return to training shortly before a potential quarter-final clash.

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“My biggest hope is for the two boys – that they’re not going to miss 10 days of a European Championship,” Southgate said.

“That would be a massive blow for us, but for them as well. We just have to see how it plays out.

“We’re not being overzealous in that we’ve got to follow the guidelines. If there is any risk with these two players, then we’ve got to make sure we don’t put any other players at risk.

“The ins and outs of what would classify as being contact – they are the discussions that are ongoing.

“I was on the training pitch when I found out, so we’d just literally finished training. We’ll need to go through details with the players in the morning really, so we’ll have to know by late tonight or first thing in the morning of their availability and if not we’ll just have to play on without them.

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