ENGLAND have cancelled their week at Staplewood.

The Three Lions were due to train at Saints’ state-of-the-art campus ahead of their friendlies against Denmark and Italy later this month.

But those games have now been wiped off the calendar as the UK tries to get to grips with the coronavirus outbreak.

England boss Gareth Southgate spent time at Staplewood last September and was said to be taken aback by what Saints have to offer.

Because of this Southgate wanted to base his players there at the end of March.

However, that’s now been scrapped and it’s looking increasingly likely that the national side’s friendly fixtures against Romania and Austria in June won’t go ahead either.

Reports in the national media indicate that Euro 2020 could be postponed for a year when UEFA hold their emergency meeting tomorrow.

If this were to happen, it would nullify the need for an England get-together.

The FA released a statement, saying: “The decision is being made purely on the number of cases requiring self-isolation and the impact on facilities.

“With respect to the senior men’s fixtures against Italy and Denmark at Wembley Stadium, refunds will be processed to all ticket buyers within 14 working days. 

“We will continue to monitor all Government advice with the situation under constant review, with the priority being the health and well-being of all. Further updates will follow in due course.”

This will come as a blow to Saints ace Danny Ings.

Ings looked to be nailed to for a place in Southgate’s squad for this month’s friendlies.

Injuries to Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford provided the 27-year-old with an opportunity to add to his single Three Lions appearance.

He responded to the challenge by firing Saints away from the relegation zone to the tune of 15 Premier League goals.

Jamie Vardy is the only Englishman to have scored more often in this season, but he retired from international football after the 2018 World Cup in Russia.