In the midst of a highly unpredictable start to Euro 2016, Premier League clubs across England are preparing their squads for the 2016/17 season.
Whilst all the headlines are being dominated on current proceedings in France, behind the scenes, managers from England’s top flight are using the competition to take a closer look at players on their wish-list for the new season.
Here at Free Bets, we have chosen five players at Euro 2016 who could very well be Premier League bound at the end of the tournament.
Andre Gomes (Portugal)
The 22-year-old winger has had a good start to the tournament so far, providing a classy assist for Nani’s opening goal against Iceland. It has recently been reported that Chelsea had a bid in the region of £25million turned down from Valencia for the player’s services.
Expect the West London side to come back with another offer for the talented youngster.
Leroy Sane (Germany)
Although he is yet to feature for the World Cup holders in France, the 20-year-old is one of Europe’s hottest young prospects and the likes of Barcelona, Manchester City and Real Madrid have all been linked with a move for the striker.
Recent reports suggest Man City are in pole position to strike a deal with Sane’s club side Schalke.
Alvaro Morata (Spain)
Despite starting for Spain in their opening group game against the Czech Republic, the 23-year-old failed to impress. However, the talented striker has all the attributes to improve, and his qualities are well known by many.
It is believed that the Spaniard is Premier League bound this summer, with Chelsea, Manchester United, and Arsenal all thought to be interested.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden)
The 34-year-old didn’t have the best of games during Sweden’s 1-1 draw with Ireland, but did have a big hand in his side’s equaliser. Zlatan will need to up his game if Sweden are to progress to the knockout stages, and knowing his qualities it would be no surprise if he indeed leaves his mark on the tournament.
It is well known that Ibra is Old Trafford bound, with formalities set to be completed after the tournament.
Michy Batshuayi (Belgium)
The Belgium youngster is yet to feature in France, but after watching the performances of both Romelu Lukaku and Divock Origi against Italy, he might be wondering why not. It has been said that the 22-year-old is the most talented out of Marc Wilmot’s four strikers, and it may be a matter of time until he is unleashed at the tournament.
The striker has been heavily linked with a move to Spurs this summer, and the player himself has hinted that he sees his future in England.