Five Euro 2016 stars that should join the Premier League this summer

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The Euro 2016 tournament is in full flow and key players are beginning to emerge into the headlights - possibly those of Premier League managers, who are watching with a keen eye to bolster their squads for the upcoming 2016/17 campaign.

Here are five players, that have already done enough from the first week of the tournament to persuade managers to start sniffing around them.

Adil Rami

Arsene Wenger will be enjoying his nation's Euro campaign thus far, despite Les Bleus leaving it late against Albania and Romania to win both of their opening group matches.


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Whilst Dimitri Payet is stealing all of the headlines, at the other end of the field, Adil Rami is going under the radar.

This is something that the Arsenal boss shouldn't ignore. The 30-year-old's blossoming relationship with Laurent Koscielny hasn't exactly caught many eyes, but their record of conceding one goal thus far could even be forgiven due to the fact that it was a penalty.

Hugo Lloris has plenty of armoury that has kept the Tottenham Hotspur keeper relatively quiet so far and it's down to Adil Rami and Laurent Koscielny's tight partnership that is making life so difficult for forwards that stand in their way.

Granted, the duo haven't faced the world's most threatening attackers - Armando Sadiku doesn't quite make either Rami or Koscielny shake in their boots - but good communication skills between the two indicate a possible new arrival at the Emirates after the tournament ends.

The Sevilla centre-back enjoyed a 3-1 Europa League triumph with the La Liga side against Premier League outfit Liverpool. Again, Rami exhibited his defensive attributes, which must be giving Wenger trouble sleeping at night as the Gunners' defensive woes continued throughout the previous season.

Marek Hamsik

Monday evening may possibly be Marek Hamsik's final opportunity to stake a claim to the Premier League as he and his Slovakia teammates face England in Saint-Etienne as they face elimination in the group stages.

The 28-year-old scored a marvellous goal against Russia on Wednesday afternoon, rounding off a stellar performance from the Napoli attacking midfielder.

Hamsik also had a blinder against Wales in the group opener last weekend, where he nearly executed a mazy run, only for his effort to be desperately blocked off the line by Ben Davies.

The skill level of the Slovakian has come to the surprise of many, and Hamsik is already being touted to be the 'surprise package' of the tournament, should they proceed to the knockout stages. His confident positivity would be warmly welcomed at a club like Manchester United, where they lack a creative attacking midfielder.

However, the Daily Mail has recently reported that Marek Hamsik insists his "future is with Napoli", a club he has proudly served for just short of a decade, so luring him away from Stadio San Paolo may be a difficult task. Then again, is there anything that Jose Mourinho isn't capable of?

Darijo Srna

The footballing world are currently stood in a grievance with Darijo Srna, who on Monday lost his father after he played in Croatia's 1-0 victory over Turkey, where Srna played excellently and was eventually unlucky not to score after hitting the bar from a free-kick.

Bravely, the 34-year-old decided to play on Friday in Croatia's 2-2 draw with the Czech Republic. It is this passion that should be noted by Premier League managers.

Srna's attacking abilities as a full-back are outstanding to say the least, let alone his tendency to cross the ball in.

Again, this may be another man on Jose Mourinho's shopping list, should Zlatan Ibrahimovic arrive in Manchester as the Swede's aerial threat from Srna's crosses would be a winning formula for the Red Devils.

Like Hamsik, though, Srna has been with his respective club, Shakhtar Donetsk for 13 staggering years, so luring him away would be a task of monumental difficulty. None the less, he would be another player that would be welcomed with arms wide open at Old Trafford.

Alvaro Morata

Alvaro Morata redeemed himself against Turkey with a brace on Friday night in Nice after a poor display earlier in the week when Spain edged a 1-0 win over the Czech Republic.

Albeit it was a 'needle in a haystack' performance on Monday, in that you are rarely likely to see Morata waste such chances - something which he made up for in Spain's following match.

The 23-year-old has been persistently linked with Chelsea over the summer. This is attributed to his relationship with Antonio Conte, who brought him to Juventus in 2014 and is soon to take over at Stamford Bridge once his Italian campaign is over in France.

Also, the Spanish chemistry between himself, Pedro and Diego Costa is a thrilling prospect in the making for Blues fans. It's no wonder they're becoming excited due to the forward's goalscoring record - 27 goals in 93 appearances for Juventus, which for a man of 23 years is not a bad statistic to boast.

Arkadiusz Milik

"Arek" Milik broke Northern Irish hearts last weekend as his goal was the difference in Poland's tournament opening 1-0 win over Michael O'Niell's side. The 22-year-old was, however, within inches of doing the same to world champions Germany on Thursday night, also.

The best thing about this young man is his presence - he's always in and around the box - so if he receives the service, he normally delivers the goods.

The current Ajax forward has been working closely with Robert Lewandowski over the past fortnight, so it's a guarantee his clinical finishing has taken a boost lately.

Also, Milik has experienced European football in recent years with Ajax and Augsburg, so Europa League outfits such as West Ham United and Southampton may well be keeping tabs on the Polish striker as they look to bolster their forward lines for the uphill struggle ahead.

The Hammers, you would expect, would be the most likely to make a move as Slaven Bilic could lose Diafra Sakho to Sunderland in the transfer window, so recruiting a new forward will be at the top of the Croatian's to do list.

It has been reported that West Ham are in talks with Alexandre Lacazette and Carlos Bacca, who are understandably established forwards in world football, but surely Bilic would want someone a little fresher who has kept fit in the summer, hence making a move for Arek Milik?

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