Leicester City signed Caglar Soyuncu (pictured September 2016) and Filip Benkovic, but resisted interest from Manchester United for Harry Maguire

London (AFP) - Leicester City bolstered their defensive options on Thursday with the signings of Croatian Filip Benkovic and Turkish international Caglar Soyuncu.

Despite adding two centre-backs on deadline day for Premier League clubs, Leicester resisted interest from Manchester United for England international Harry Maguire.

The two sides meet on Friday in the opening game of the Premier League season at Old Trafford.

Soyuncu, 22, joins from German side Freiburg in a deal worth a reported £19 million ($24.5 million).

Croatian under-21 international Benkovic will reportedly cost the Foxes £13 million from Dinamo Zagreb.

The double swoop takes Leicester’s summer spending over £100 million after moves for Ricardo Pereira, Jonny Evans, James Maddison, Danny Ward and Rachid Ghezzal.