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Paul Pogba and company could be on the way to the Premier League

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It seems like an age since England crashed out of Euro 2016 and with pre-season training getting underway this week, it has been almost impossible for Premier League fans not to start dreaming about next season.

The transfer window is expected to hot up again once the Euros are over, but there is still time to keep an eye on some big names who could be headed for English football.

Three players in particular can use the remainder of the European Championships to showcase their skills ahead of proposed moves to Manchester United, Liverpool, and Chelsea. That also makes them the perfect picks for this week's DraftKings fantasy football line-up.

Andre Gomes (Portugal)

Andre Gomes is wanted by a host of clubs across Europe, with Chelsea and Manchester United monitoring the situation.


Much has been made of Cristiano Ronaldo's missed opportunities at Euro 2016, but little attention has been paid to who has been setting them up; it seems more often than not, it's Valencia's understated but deadly midfield machine.

Gomes has already created seven opportunities in Portugal's opening four games. Only one of them has been converted into an assist and earned him +6 points, but that is more down to his team-mates' misfiring than anything else.

The 22-year-old is an incredibly intelligent player and would fit perfectly in the Premier League, particularly at United, where he can slot into a position that has never really been filled effectively since Paul Scholes retired three years ago.

Click here to select Andre Gomes. 

Paul Pogba (France)

Manchester United could have to fight off Real Madrid for Paul Pogba's signature, but all the indications are that Jose Mourinho and co. are willing to pay whatever it takes to bring him back to Old Trafford.

The Juventus superstar grabbed +10 fantasy points with a superb headed goal against Iceland, once again showing how good he can be in the air.

The 23-year-old also likes to shoot, with shots worth +1, with a further point available if they're on target. Pogba may be the biggest name in France's unbelievable midfield, but he's far from a selfish player, creating 12 assists in Serie A last season.

Despite being criticised at the start of the tournament, Pogba has finally started to show why United are willing to make him the most expensive player in the world.

Click here to select Paul Pogba. 

Jonas Hector (Germany)

Jonas Hector could sign for Liverpool at some point this summer as Jurgen Klopp searches for a left-back to replace out-of-sorts Alberto Moreno.

Somehow, Hector's winning penalty against Italy has gone under the radar because of the lamentable state of the rest of the shootout. However, that's how the Cologne defender has operated all season, and it's only now he's finding himself in the spotlight.

Playing for SV Auersmacher in Germany's fifth division until he was 20, Hector's rise to one of international football's most reliable left-backs is nothing short of remarkable.

It will be equally noteworthy if Germany manage to keep a clean sheet against France's sensational attack, but if they do, Hector will pick up +3 points as a defender. On the other hand, if Germany try to outscore the host nation, Hector will no doubt be keen to get down the wing, putting in crosses at +0.75 points a time.

Perhaps as a result of his humble beginnings, the 26-year-old is usually keen not to draw too much attention to himself, but he may not be able to avoid it if he is instrumental in Germany's journey to Euro glory.

Click here to select Jonas Hector. 

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