Alan Shearer is confident England captain Harry Kane will not be distracted by ongoing uncertainty about his Tottenham future heading into Euro 2020.

Shearer left Rovers for Newcastle United in a £15m move after starring at Euro 96, but expects the Premier League's top scorer to be back among the leading marksmen at this summer's tournament and to ignore background noise about his club future.

Shearer missed the final three games of Rovers’ season in a bid to be fit for the tournament in which England lost in the semi-finals, the striker then going on to sign for Newcastle United despite interest from Manchester United.

Of possible similarities between his situation 25 years ago, and that of Kane, Shearer said: "He comes into it after winning the Golden Boot in the World Cup and he'll also probably come into it on the back of having to sort his future out with Spurs.

"I went into Euro 96 with Blackburn and of course had the tournament and then had a decision to make myself after it.

"It sounds like he's made that decision already. I don't think that will affect him at all, even if it's not sorted out, which we don't think it will be.

"But with the talent (in the squad), with the added options of our full-backs, whether he plays three or four at the back, then I'm pretty sure that Harry will score goals and will be right up there challenging for that Golden Boot.

"I've no doubt about that. I'm fairly confident of that."

England captain Kane, aged 27, has the chance to follow in Bobby Moore's footsteps by leading the Three Lions to Wembley glory and winning the national team's first major trophy since the 1966 World Cup.

Kane’s six goals in World Cup 2018 saw him win the Golden Boot as England were knocked out in the semi-finals by Croatia.

Shearer tasted the excitement of playing major tournament games on home soil 25 years ago and believes England can harness that support this summer.

"Well, because of our success in the World Cup three years ago and getting to a semi-final, I know we had a favourable draw in getting there but still an achievement to get to the semi-final," he said at the BBC Sport Euro 2020 media launch.

"What we lacked then was that bit of creativity, that little bit of quality in the final pass. I don't think we lack that anymore.

"I know what it's like, particularly with the semi-finals and the final at Wembley, if we get on a roll and we get the country behind England, then you just never know.

"But I would hope and probably expect us to get to a semi-final."