With just two weeks remaining until the transfer window closes in what has been a historic summer of spending, Premier League clubs are still looking to do business. Between them, clubs have spent more than £1 billion (about $1.29 billion) in the league over the past two months as many continue to break their own records. But still they keep going. After the opening weekend of the Premier League managers discovered the changes they needed to address, so here Newsweek guides you through all the news and whispers around the transfer market: Chelsea is preparing a £50 million ($64m) offer for Tottenham left-back Danny Rose, according to The Sun. The Englishman, who was outspoken on a recent interview
The West Bromwich Albion manager made the comparison after his club announced the addition of Gareth Barry, the consistent midfielder set to set another Premier League standard with five more appearances. Barry, 36, has the second-most appearances in league history, and will soon chase down Manchester United’s Ryan Giggs to become the all-time leader. Barry has 628 appearances between Everton, Manchester City, and Aston Villa.
Barcelona have rejected the opportunity to sign Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City, according to TransferMarketWeb. The Liga giants are on the hunt for additional firepower following the €222 million sale of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain, with Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho topping their wanted list. Borussia Dortmund's Ousmane Dembele is also high on the Barca agenda, though the club have no interest in signing wantaway Mahrez this summer.