Evening Report: June 25

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Steven Gerrard says he is committed to continuing as England captain despite last night's "heartbreaking" exit from Euro 2012 after defeat to Italy.

Gerrard dismissed suggestions he could retire from international football, saying England must improve if they are to challenge at the 2014 World Cup.

Joey Barton has been stripped of the QPR captaincy and fined six weeks wages for his sending off on the final day of the season.

Fulham captain Danny Murphy has joined newly relegated Blackburn on a two-year contact, the club have confirmed.


Arsene Wenger has admitted his interest in Germany forward Macro Reus - revealing he is "on the case" to sign him. (IB Times)

Manchester United are considering a move for PSV Eindhoven's Jetro Willems following his performances at Euro 2012. (Metro)

And finally Alan Pardew says Newcastle are working to bring a number of players to Tyneside, with forward Luuk De Jong a target. (Chronicle)

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