From Billy Gilmour leaving Chelsea and Junior Firpo joining Leeds to a new left-back for Bayern Munich, here are some big transfers you may have missed

Euro 2020 is done and in the history books now but now it’s time for transfers to be completed ahead of new seasons across Europe.

Those who starred in pan-European tournament could well earn moves as clubs look to build squads capable of winning titles, European places, and helping them avoid relegation.

Jadon Sancho will be a Man United player next season with a £73million deal set to be completed
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Some football teams are more efficient and quiet than others though and get their transfers done well in advance of their opponents.

Sancho’s move to Manchester United has been played out in public with regular updates from Fabrizio Romano, but who knew Norwich had spent almost £40million on a host of stars with the money earned from Emi Buendia’s sale?

Meanwhile, for every deadline deal done – we’re looking at you Daniel Levy – there are some moves which get completed before we’ve even thought about the new season.

But what are the deals you may have missed already this summer across Europe? talkSPORT.com takes a look.

Buendia made shockwaves by heading to Aston Villa and not Arsenal as many had expected
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Enock Mwepu (Brighton) – £20.7m

“He’s primarily a central midfielder, although he is capable of playing in numerous positions, is open-minded, adaptable and very keen to learn and develop,” reckons new boss Graham Potter.

Indeed, his nickname is reportedly ‘The Computer’ for his ability to work out exactly what he needs to do in whichever position he plays.

Mwepu is a pressing machine too, but whether he will line up alongside Yves Bissouma in the Seagulls’ midfielder is not yet known with the Malian possibly being sold this summer.

Mwepu is a fantastic under the radar signing
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Fikayo Tomori (AC Milan) – £25m

From barely featuring at Chelsea to being hailed by a host of football legends, Tomori is proof that hard work and belief in yourself can get you to the top.

He refused a loan last summer and by January he was at the San Siro and his performances saw a temporary deal made permanent in June.

AC Milan and Italy great Franco Baresi said of his form last season: “Tomori is imposing himself with talent and determination. He has shown no fear playing in a new league. He can potentially become a great champion. I hope he lives up to expectations.”

When you leave the Premier League, even as a talented Englishman, you can get forgotten about
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Michael Olise (Crystal Palace) – £8m

The Eagles have had a double injury blow and will be without Nathan Ferguson and Eberechi Eze for the start of the season, at least.

Palace, who have appointed Patrick Vieira as their new boss, have dipped into the Championship again to sign another young talent, though.

French 19-year-old Olise dazzled for Reading last season with seven goals and 12 assists, earning him the EFL Young Player of the Year award, and has already claimed the No.7 shirt at Selhurst Park.

He was also once on the books of Chelsea and Man City so has a point to prove in the Premier League.

Olise could have a similar impact to Eze in south London
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Junior Firpo (Leeds) – £12.8m

Marcelo Bielsa’s men are set for evolution rather than revolution this season.

They have landed Firpo, who was on the books of Barcelona over the last two season, as they look to improve at left-back.

He was reportedly one of the fittest players at the Camp Nou and can even play at centre-back if needed – he did so against Paris Saint-German in the Champions League last season.

If Firpo can handle Kylian Mbappe he can handle Teemu Pukki
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Billy Gilmour (Norwich City) – Loan

The Canaries have lost one of their key players from last-term with Oliver Skipp returning to Tottenham after the conclusion of his loan.

Luckily, they have landed Gilmour on loan from Chelsea, swooping after his outstanding showing against England at Euro 2020.

He can get a season of Premier League football under his belt, Norwich get a midfielder with incredible potential – what’s not to like?

Gilmour bossed the midfield for Scotland against England last month
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Danny Rose (Watford) – Free

He may not have played senior football for almost a year but The Hornets have swooped to land a left-back who just two years ago started a Champions League final.

Rose has declined since then but still has plenty of talent and experience to offer the newly-promoted side, who return to the Premier League after a year away.

Rose has not played a Premier League game since July 2020
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Rodrigo de Paul (Atletico Madrid) – £29.9m

Wanted by Leeds last summer, and Liverpool too, the Argentine schemer is off to star under his compatriot Diego Simeone in LaLiga.

A talented all-rounder in midfield he’ll add some extra tenacity to a team hoping to retain a title ahead of Barcelona and Real Madrid.

De Paul won the Copa America in the summer with Argentina
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Omar Richards (Bayern Munich) – Free

Olise isn’t the only talent leaving Reading this summer.

Left-back Richards, 23, has joined the German giants for nothing and could be their first-choice to start the season.

With Alphonso Davies and Lucas Hernandez suffering injuries he could be thrown in right away under Julian Nagelsmann

What a jump that would be!

Richards is battling two top stars for a start at Bayern
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Hakan Calhanoglu (Inter Milan) – Free

It’s safe to say they do things differently in Italy.

A move like this is rare in England but the Turkish attacking midfielder is swapping AC Milan for Internazionale – for nothing.

His former side didn’t offer him a good enough deal, and Inter needed a midfielder with Christian Eriksen’s fitness currently a concern as he recovers from the cardiac arrest he suffered at Euro 2020.

Calhanoglu might get a tasty reception at the Milan derby
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Matteo Guendouzi (Marseille) – Loan

A real lesson for talented footballers here, you may have the quality to play for a top Premier League side but character is important too.

The Frenchman, who’s last contribution for the Gunners was a row with Neal Maupay, spent last term with Hertha Berlin who finished 14th in the Bundesliga.

Guendouzi’s transfer is a loan with an obligation to buy so there will be no Emirates return, for now.

Guendouzi made 24 appearances for Hertha Berlin last season
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