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Reports: Jack Grealish set to choose England over Ireland

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It looks unlikely we will see Grealish in green again
It looks unlikely we will see Grealish in green again

The UK media believe that the Aston Villa ace is about to decide that his international future lies with England.

The UK Independent is reporting that Grealish is 'preparing' to choose Roy Hodgson's side over Martin O'Neill's ahead of the next round of international games.

Grealish, who has represented Ireland from U17 up to U21, has so far delayed the decision about his senior international future though he and his father had regularly met with O'Neill to discuss committing to the Boys in Green.

However, it seems he has decided to go with the country of his birth, even after the England manager was accused by O'Neill of pressurising the player, who turns 20 today, into a decision.

With England already qualified for Euro 2016, Grealish may feel he has a shot at making the 23-man squad, though Hodgson has said he doesn't see anyone who didn't play for him in the qualifying campaign making the cut.

England, like Ireland, have two games left, against Estonia and Lithuania next month so we may have to wait until then for this long-drawn out saga to finally come to an end.