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Chelsea want-away pushes for return to action- Conte has options now


Chelsea left-back Baba Rahman is pushing for a return to Chelsea in January as he nears recovery from his serious knee injury he sustained earlier this year.

Chelsea full-back Baba Rahman sustained knee ligament damage in February this year keeping him out of action for most of the year.

But now, The Daily Mail report that Rahman is pushing for a return to action as he nears complete recovery.

The 23-year-old Ghanaian has been back in first team training since October.

Head coach Antonio Conte wants competition for current left-back Marcos Alonso and tried desperately to sign Alex Sandro from Juventus, but the Chelsea board were told Sandro was not for sale. Now, Rahman has made himself available to Conte if he wishes to use him as back-up for Alonso and to compete for a first team place.

Rahman failed to make the grade under former manager Jose Mourinho, despite the fact the Portuguese boss spent £14 million on the left-back in 2015.

When Conte took over in 2016, the Italian coach didn’t rate him defensively and was told he would not get much playing time with Comte’s defensive system. So Rahman went out on loan to Schalke for the 2016/17 season. However, he only made 13 appearances for the Bundesliga club before getting injured.

Rahman was loaned out when Conte was intending on using a back four but now Conte has changed to the back-three system and two wing-backs, it seems Rahman’s attacking qualities could be used.

Everton, Monaco and Schalke have all signaled interest in taking him on loan in January and Rahman will decide in the next few weeks if it’s clear Conte doesn’t want him.

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