England pair Walker and Phillips out until the World Cup but are likely to be part of Italy’s World Cup squad this week.
The former Chelsea and Tottenham goalkeeper was part of the England squad and has been in the Italian squad since he was 15.
Phillips, who played for Bristol City and Swansea, is likely to play at his club side in pre-season and could face Sunderland in an FA Cup semi-final.
Huddersfield manager David Wagner, who has spoken of his passion for the game at international level, said: ”I’ll be very happy to have both,” when approached about the possibility of Walker and Phillips featuring at the World Cup.
“I’m absolutely delighted they are involved in the squad.
“I’ve got a good relationship with their manager and he is a really good guy, a great man and a great goalkeeper.
“It would be a real pleasure to get them both involved.”
The World Cup draw at the International Stadium in Moscow on Friday is likely to start them off.
Both former England goalkeepers and now players will have their opportunities to face their former team-mates.
Wagner said: “The national sides are always a big part of my life and playing for England is the biggest honour I’ve ever had in my life.
“I had a great team at West Ham and I want to do the same again. The same will happen at Huddersfield and it will be a very good experience for me.
“I hope we can go there and do well and take our chance.”
WAGNER’S PRE-SEASON PREVIEW
Huddersfield’s David Wagner (second left) was part of the England squad at this summer’s World Cup and with a chance to earn a place in the squad with a