- Match Analysis
Chelsea and Schalke are in talks over the transfer of Baba Rahman according to the Bundesliga side. The Germans are interested in taking the left back on a permanent basis but The Blues want him to join on loan and then decide his future in the summer.
“We’re in talks with Chelsea regarding Baba Rahman. There are still one or two things to clear up on their end. We could agree on a deal with the player himself relatively quickly.” said Christian Heidel, the Schalke 04 sporting director.
The left-back is just back in training after his ACL surgery and is expected to be fully fit by the end of the month. He was back in light training towards the end of September but the recovery was slower than expected.
He was not included in the Chelsea squad this season but Conte has been keeping a close eye on him. Marcos Alonso is the only left-back in the side right now and the manager wants to add more competition.
Alex Sandro is being targeted but a move looks unlikely to happen. Rahman was ready to pounce on any chance given to him but the club are not willing to take a risk with him this season.