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With the summer transfer window open, will any of the breakout stars of Euro 2020 be heading to the Premier League? Mikkel Damsgaard, Patrick Schick and Denzel Dumfries are among those being linked with a move to England.

Ben Grounds

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As the build-up to the new season continues following the conclusion of Euro 2020, which players who impressed at the tournament might have caught the eye of Premier League clubs?

Jadon Sancho is closing in on a £73 move from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester United, but there are several names that have been thrust into the spotlight after impressing over the past month and increasing their value.

Mikkel Damsgaard

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Denmark's Mikkel Damsgaard celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the Euro 2020 soccer championship group B match between Russia and Denmark.

Former Denmark manager Age Hareide describes the introduction of young players like Mikkel Damsgaard by his successor Kasper Hjulmand as a ‘game- changer’.

Having already scored a fine goal in Denmark’s 4-1 group-stage victory over Russia, Damsgaard then put them ahead in the semi-final against England with a stunning free-kick.

The Sampdoria forward, who turned 21 during the Euros, has been linked with Liverpool and Tottenham.

Jeremy Doku

While the 19-year-old Belgium and Rennes forward featured only twice at the tournament, he impressed in both games, against Finland in the group stage and Italy in the quarter-finals.

Kevin De Bruyne has said of his compatriot: “He is nimble, fast and he can dribble. Of course, he sometimes makes a mistake, but who doesn’t? He is a diamond in the rough.”

In 2018, when a 16-year-old, Doku spoke personally with Jurgen Klopp and Steven Gerrard as he toured the club’s training facilities.

The player’s father told Flemish newspaper Het Nieuwsblad that Klopp saw his son as a long term replacement for Sadio Mane.

But Doku turned down offers from Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea in favour of moving to Anderlecht – and Rennes have reportedly placed a €100 million price tag on the winger.

Manuel Locatelli

Italy midfielder Manuel Locatelli (AP)

Locatelli’s eye-catching contribution for eventual champions Italy included scoring twice against Switzerland in the group stage. The 23-year-old midfielder, currently with Sassuolo, is being linked with Arsenal, as well as Juventus.

Sky Sports News reporter Kaveh Solhekol said: “Arsenal want to sign Locatelli and are willing to pay €40m (£34.2m) for him. But those close to the player say he wants Champions League football and would prefer a move to Juventus from Sassuolo.”


Spain's Pedri controls the ball during the Euro 2020 soccer semifinal match between Italy and Spain at Wembley

Pedri’s own-goal against Croatia in the last 16 was Spain’s first-ever in the European Championship and came at a distance of 49 yards, the first own goal ever scored from outside the box in EURO history.

But he had a far more significant impact on his country’s run to the semi-finals. The midfield maestro became the first European player in major tournament history (World Cup/EUROs) to start as many as six such matches at the age of 18 or under.

The Barcelona midfielder earned the young player of the tournament award for his efforts for a Spain outfit who bowed out in the last four.

Pedri played all but one minute of the campaign, produced 348 passes into the opposition half – more than any other player at the tournament – and registered a pass completion percentage of 92.3.

These are some interesting updates of major Euro soccer transfers.

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