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Sport Chelsea and Schalke negotiating move for Baba Rahman

23:50  04 january  2018
23:50  04 january  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Schalke cool Goretzka to Bayern talk

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Schalke are in talks with Chelsea about taking Baba Rahman on loan for a second successive season. And Heidel said any move could depend on when Rahman is fit to return to action.

Baba Rahman . English Premier League Chelsea have rubbished claims by German club Schalke that their Ghana defender Baba Rahman would require a second surgery over his serious knee injury.

Chelsea and Schalke are negotiating a move for out of favour left-back Baba Rahman ahead of a potential move this month.

As quoted by the Daily Mail, Schalke’s sporting director Christian Heidel revealed that discussions are ongoing between his side and the Blues, as they look to offload the defender.

“Baba has now been fully training for two weeks. We are in talks with Chelsea and the doctors of both clubs are in exchange.”

The 23-year-old has not been a success with Chelsea and has recently been recovering from a serious knee injury, which has kept him out of action since February last year.

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Rahman suffered this blow to his knee while on loan at Schalke last season and it came at the worst possible time, with the promising defender in a purple patch of form.

Liverpool miss out on Goretzka to Bayern

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Chelsea left back Baba Rahman . German Bundesliga side Schalke has made their first move of the winter transfer window by asking Chelsea for defender Baba Rahman who has returned to first team training.

Schalke sporting director Christian Heidel has confirmed the club are in talks with Chelsea over a loan move for Abdul Baba Rahman . The 23-year-old has been on the sidelines with a serious knee injury since February but has been working his way back to fitness over the last several months.

Chelsea are now well-stocked at full-back, though, and it seems as though Rahman is now surplus to Antonio Conte’s requirements at the club.

Although Rahman is stated to have impressed Conte since making his return from the injury, a loan move away is cited as likely by the Daily Mail, as Schalke continue to pursue the Ghanaian.

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