Transfer News: Chelsea Plans Late Double Swoop, Manchester City Misses Out on Top Target

Antonio Conte
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte at Chelsea Training Ground in London on August 4. Jordan Mansfield/Getty

It is said that God created the world in six days, so Antonio Conte's request to get two deals over the line at Chelsea by transfer deadline day shouldn't be too hard.

The Blues boss is the most active manager in the Premier League as the countdown begins to the window closing on August 31.

Conte wants two more signings to join his Chelsea squad, but he's not the only manager still looking to completes deals. Here, Newsweek looks at all the news and rumors circling the Premier League transfer market:

Conte, the Italian coach, has grown confident over the club's chances of capturing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal by the time the window closes, according to the Daily Telegraph. The 24-year-old midfielder's club has to accept that it will have to sell this summer or face losing him for free next year, the Daily Mirror says.

But Conte also wants another striker at Chelsea, someone to support summer signing Álvaro Morata. Ever since he moved to Stamford Bridge last summer, Conte has wanted to sign Spanish striker Fernando Llorente, and now may be the time, according to the Daily Telegraph. The 32-year-old Swansea City striker has worked with Conte before, during his time at Juventus.

Manchester City has finally given up hope on signing Monaco's 18-year-old sensation Kylian Mbappé, according to The Sun, as the Frenchman looks destined to move to Paris Saint-Germain. City had been willing to spend £150 million (about $176 million) on the signing.

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But there may be one more player yet coming through the door at the Etihad Stadium in the next six days. City has not, The Times says, given up on the signing of West Bromwich Albion defender Jonny Evans, and will launch a third bid worth £25 million (about $32 million).

Crystal Palace is interested in signing Tottenham Hotspur's second choice goalkeeper Michel Vorm, according to the London Evening Standard. New Palace manager Frank de Boer wants to play a more attractive style of football and sees Vorm, a skillful goalkeeper, as key to that.

And finally, England's 37-year-old veteran Robert Green may be back in the Premier League soon. The former West Ham goalkeeper, currently with Leeds, is wanted by newly promoted Huddersfield Town, according to the Daily Mail.

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