Lunchtime Report: June 18

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Wayne Rooney says he believes England can win Euro 2012 ahead of his return for the Three Lions tomorrow night against Ukraine.

Roy Hodgson's side need at least a point to progress from Group D to the quarter-finals, where they could meet Spain, Italy or Croatia.

The fixtures for the 2012/2013 Premier League season have been released, with Manchester City starting their title defence against Southampton.

Manchester United meanwhile are away to Everton on the opening day, while Chelsea face Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium on August 18.


In today's transfer news, Real Madrid have emerged as the favourites to sign Tottenham's Luka Modric, amid interest from Manchester United. (Daily Mail)

And finally, Daniel Sturridge is reportedly ready to quit Chelsea, with Arsenal, City, Spurs and Liverpool all interested. (Sunday Mirror)

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