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WE take a look around the papers for the latest from Manchester City, Barcelona, Cardiff City, Everton, West Bromwich Albion, Rangers, Newcastle United, Blackburn Rovers and Tottenham Hotspur.

DAILY MIRROR: Barcelona have made a move for Manchester City teenager Joan Angel Roman. Angel Roman, 19, went to City three years ago from Espanyol but has not lived up to his promise.

Roy Hodgson suffered penalty heartbreak last night as England’s shoot-out misery continued. Also: Lewis Hamilton crashed out of the world championship lead in Valencia - before Pastor Maldonado roared: It’s your own fault.

THE GUARDIAN: It was 12.24am, local time, when Alessandro Diamanti walked forward for the final, decisive kick and, when it was all done, Italy had booked a semi-final against Germany while England were wallowing in the familiar sense of deja vu that comes with another harrowing disappointment in a penalty shoot-out. Also: So much for Kevin Pietersen’s reluctant retirement from international Twenty20 cricket leaving England with an unfillable void at the top of the order.

THE INDEPENDENT: For the sixth the in the history of the national team and with the dull ache of predictability that accompanies all these gut-wrenching defeats, England tumbled out of Euro 2012 last night on a penalty shoot-out. Also: Life after Kevin Pietersen - the Twenty20 version - could have started more sweetly for England, but only just.

DAILY STAR: England suffered yet another agonising penalty shootout defeat last night. Also: Samir Nasri was condemned by France boss Laurent Blanc for a foul-mouthed outburst at journalists after they crashed out of Euro 2012.

THE SUN: Cardiff are weighing up a move to bring back Craig Bellamy. The club’s Malaysian backers want the striker, 32, to fire up next season’s promotion campaign.

England crashed out of Euro 2012 last night as the two Ashleys turned into penalty plonkers. Also: Samir Nasri’s future with France is on the line after his country’s FA dubbed his foul-mouthed rant at a journalist “intolerable”.

DAILY EXPRESS: England were sent crashing out of Euro 2012 - yet again beaten in the drama of a -penalty shoot-out. Also: The best idea before getting involved in a brawl is usually to size up the opposition - and when Lewis Hamilton let his fighting instincts take on a hot-blooded South American, it was always going to be ugly.

DAILY MAIL: Everton and West Brom are looking to capitalise on the problems at Rangers by moving for Steven Naismith, 25, and Steven Whittaker, 28. The Scottish internationals have both rejected the transfer of their contracts to the newco at the SPL outfit.

West Brom and Newcastle are both keen on a loan move for Tottenham full-back Danny Rose, 21. Spurs are also expected to lose full-back Vedran Corluka.

Blackburn are planning a double raid on Newcastle with Dan Gosling, 22, and Leon Best, 25, on manager Steve Kean’s wanted list.

England’s big tournament jinx struck again in Kiev last night as they crashed out of Euro 2012 to Italy on a penalty shootout. Also: Alex Hales, with a quite brilliant 99, yesterday joined Ian Bell in proving there is life at the top of England’s limited-overs order after Kevin Pietersen to ensure West Indies ended their tour without a single victory.

DAILY TELEGRAPH: The curse continues. England last night suffered their fifth shoot-out defeat out of seven as Italy won 4-2 on penalties here and progressed to a Euro 2012 semi-final against Germany. Also: Germany are as preoccupied with ensuring they do not defeat themselves as worried what their semi-final opponents will do to them.

THE TIMES: England’s heartbreaking penalty jinx continued last night when they were beaten 4-2 in a shoot-out by Italy in the European Championship quarter-final after a goalless 120 minutes. Also: If an emotional Fernando Alonso could not hold back the tears, Lewis Hamilton resisted the temptation to throw a tantrum.