Transfer Rumors: Manchester United Target $85m Defender, Chelsea Sign New Goalkeeper

With only two weeks left before the transfer deadline, Premier League clubs are in a race against time to complete their much-needed new recruitment policies.

Here, Newsweek guides through all the rumors and gossip swirling around the league.

Let's begin with Manchester United, who seem to be finally coming to grips with the fact the signings of Diogo Dalot and Fred might not be enough to close the 19-point gap that separated them from Manchester City last season.

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Harry Maguire applauds the fans following England's defeat in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Semi Final match against Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 11, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. The Leicester City defender could move to Manchester United this summer. Clive Rose/Getty Images

Jose Mourinho has been vocal in demanding more from the club, and he could soon be appeased. According to the Daily Mirror, United are set to table a $85.7 million for Leicester City defender Harry Maguire.

The 25-year-old impressed at the World Cup and reportedly expects to be a United player when the 20-time champions of England face Leicester in their opening game of the season on August 10.

Mourinho is also eager to add an attacking option to his squad and Yahoo Sports reports United contacted Eintracht Frankfurt on Wednesday to open talks over Ante Rebic.

The 24-year-old was one of Croatia's best performers at the World Cup, scoring in the 3-0 win over Argentina, and could cost United $58 million.

Rebic might not be the only Croatian to move to the Premier League, as Turkish outlet Aspor suggests Liverpool are closing in on a deal with Domagoj Vida.

The defender has reportedly agreed personal terms, but Liverpool are yet to meet Besiktas' $29 million asking fee.

Meanwhile, the Telegraph reports Anthony Martial is edging closer to being sold after leaving United's pre-season tour in the U.S., although the The Guardian points out the Frenchman left to attend the birth of his child.

Elsewhere, Chelsea have joined the race for Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, who has been previously linked to United, Real Madrid and Juventus.

The Independent believes new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri sees the Serbia international as a potential replacement for Eden Hazard, who remains linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer.

However, the paper adds the transfer fee could prove to be a stumbling block. Chelsea are also looking at Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey, but the London Evening Standard believes the Blues face a fight with Roma in the race for the Jamaican.

Chelsea could see the 20-year-old as a replacement for Willian, who could still remain at Stamford Bridge after the club knocked back two bids from Barcelona.

Meanwhile, Sarri has completed the signing of former West Ham United goalkeeper Rob Green, who will provide back-up to Thibaut Courtois or to whoever replaces the Belgian as Chelsea's number one.

The Daily Mail claims Courtois has agreed personal terms with Real Madrid but the Spanish giants have not yet settled on a fee with Chelsea. Tottenham Hotspur's captain Hugo Lloris remains a viable alternative.

The Blues, however, have missed out on Russia star Aleksandr Golovin, who was heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge but will instead undergo a medical at Monaco on Thursday, according to Russian newspaper Sport Express.

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