England manager Roy Hodgson has revealed that negotiations are underway for his side to take on four of Europe's heavyweights in the lead-up to Euro2016.
The Three Lions already have fixtures with Italy and Republic of Ireland confirmed for next year and are now looking to organise the likes of Germany, Spain, Holland and France for later on in their preparation for the European Championships.
Hodgson said: "It's very encouraging that our search for opposition in the international weeks has led to quality teams such as France, Spain and Germany - with Italy and the Republic of Ireland already announced for 2015.
"They will complement the important Euro qualifiers which remain the top priority and we are taking nothing for granted. However, these six potential fixtures will provide the type of test we're looking for going forward."
It is believed that the match-up with France will take place at Wembley on November 17 next year while the proposed clash with World Cup winners Germany will be played in March 2016.
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