Lunchtime Report: June 19

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Spain have joined Germany and Portugal in the European Championships quarter-finals after a narrow victory over Group C rivals Croatia last night.

Italy will also join them in the next round of the competition after a moment of magic from Mario Balotelli ensured a win against Ireland.

Italy and Spain could meet England in the quarter-final if Roy Hodsgon's side manage at least a draw against co-hosts Ukraine this evening.

Elsewhere, Tottenham have reportedly begun negotiations with France coach Laurent Blanc as they begin the search for Harry Redknapp's successor.


In today's transfer news, Wigan Athletic are said to have rejected an undisclosed offer from Chelsea for winger Victor Moses. (Sky Sports)

Shanghai Shenhua have completed the signing of Didier Drogba, with official confirmation expected in the next 24 hours. (L'Equipe)

Elsewhere, Lille have rejected a £4m from Newcastle for France international full-back Mathieu Debuchy according to reports. (ESPN)

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