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WE take a look around the news for the latest from Chelsea, Queens Park Rangers, Manchester City, Manchester United, Sunderland, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Liverpool, Glasgow Rangers and Tottenham Hotspur.

DAILY MAIL: Sunderland are stepping up efforts to land 25-year-old Wolves striker Steven Fletcher.

Edin Dzeko’s proposed move from Manchester City to Bayern Munich is in doubt after the German giants made a bid for Wolfsburg’s 26-year-old striker Mario Mandzukic.

The FA last night stood up for England’s two shootout flops by branding racist Twitter attacks on them as ‘appalling and unacceptable’. Also: Roy Hodgson admits Wayne Rooney failed to live up to expectations as England crashed out of Euro 2012 but insists the fitness of the striker was not an issue.

DAILY MIRROR: Chelsea midfielder Raul Meireles, 29, is an £8m target for Serie A side Napoli.

Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp says England will continue their run of tournament failures until their players learn to hang on to the ball.

QPR wanted to fine Joey Barton three months’ wages - £840,000 - over his meltdown at Manchester City last month.

Roy Hodgson last night admitted Wayne Rooney failed to show his star quality at yet another major tournament. Also: QPR’s furious chiefs wanted to punish Joey Barton with a fine pushing £1million for his meltdown at Manchester City.

THE SUN: Roy Hodgson admits England have big problems - and has promised a “revolution” to solve them. Also: Andy Murray has been mocked over his moans and groans.

DAILY STAR: Manchester City have rejected claims they want to offload £18m left-back Aleksandar Kolarov, 26.

Roy Hodgson believes Wayne Rooney failed to deliver on the big stage again for England. Also: Joey Barton admitted he was “reckless and stupid” after yesterday being stripped of the QPR captaincy, fined six weeks wages and threatened with the sack.

DAILY EXPRESS: Roy Hodgson has vowed to lead a “revolution” as he plots the next step in transforming England after their shattering Euro 2012 demise. Also: Wayne Rooney’s fitness was defended here last night, but Roy Hodgson admitted England’s talisman fell below expectations against Italy.

THE TIMES: Roy Hodgson expects the old guard of John Terry, Ashley Cole and Steven Gerrard to be central to any “revolution” of his England team after their elimination from Euro 2012. Also: Rangers effectively received their marching orders from the Scottish Premier League yesterday when three further clubs jumped the gun on the July 4 voting date to register their intention to say “no” to the “newco” Ibrox club.

DAILY TELEGRAPH: Roy Hodgson flew home from Krakow yesterday, promising a “revolution” for England’s next game, the August friendly against Italy in Berne. Also: Steven Gerrard will carry on as England captain after holding talks with manager Roy Hodgson about his international future.

THE INDEPENDENT: Roy Hodgson admitted yesterday that England had expected too much of Wayne Rooney at Euro 2012 and that in order for the team to succeed in the future they would need their most famous name to perform better at tournaments. Also: Aberdeen delivered the final blow to Rangers’ flickering hope of playing in the Scottish Premier League next season, with the Old Firm giants now expected to be demoted to the bottom division, ending a 140-year stay in the top flight.

THE GUARDIAN: Roy Hodgson has insisted he will not sacrifice England’s old guard despite planning wholesale changes when the team begin the rebuilding process after their Euro 2012 disappointment. Also: Strathclyde police are to investigate “alleged criminality” surrounding Craig Whyte’s takeover of Rangers and the subsequent financial management of the club.