GARETH SOUTHGATE has told Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi he needs to earn his next England call-up, according to reports.
The winger, 20, will be eligible to play for Ghana when he turns 21 in November 2022 and there are rumours of a change of allegiance.
According to The Daily Mail, England boss Southgate will not be forced into adding Hudson-Odoi to his squad in the coming months.
The youngster has already won three senior caps for England, making his debut in a competitive match against the Czech Republic in March 2019.
Under Fifa rules, footballers are allowed to change their international allegiance if they have not played a competitive match.
They can also switch nations if they have played no more than three competitive matches at senior level prior to turning 21.
All three of Hudson-Odoi's caps came in 2019, meaning he is just 13 months from potentially playing for his father's native country.
But if he was to play one more senior game for the Three Lions, he would be barred from representing Ghana.
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Southgate told the press last week: "I'm trying to respect a squad that got us to a final [of Euro 2020], not make too many changes to that.
"And make sure young players really have to earn their right to come in."
Hudson-Odoi has represented England at U16, U17, U18, U19, U21 and senior level.
He was part of the team that won the U17 World Cup four years ago but rejected the chance to play for the U21 in August.
Reports last month suggested Hudson-Odoi was considering playing for Ghana after becoming 'disillusioned' with the FA.
He's played just 147 minutes of Premier League football this season under Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel.
Elsewhere, Ben Chilwell and Tammy Abraham have been added to Southgate's squad for the games against Andorra and Hungary.
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