Baba Rahman Rumor Resurface With Filipe Luis’ Impending Departure

Baba Rahman, the 21-year-old Ghanaian Left-back, who plays for Bundesliga side Augsburg has been linked to Chelsea for the better part of this transfer window. The rumors seemed to have died lately amidst the Pedro and Salah talks, but, with Luis set to leave the Bridge, the rumors have resurfaced again!

According to the reports published in the Independent:

“Chelsea’s attempts to sign Augsburg left-back Abdul Baba Rahman are being frustrated by their inability to offload Filipe Luis.

“The 21-year-old has been earmarked to take Luis’ place in the squad due to the latter’s desire to return to Atletico Madrid.

“However, Chelsea are demanding the £16m they paid Atletico for his services a year ago and the La Liga club, who are making attempts to sign him, have so far refused to do so.”

This comes after Jose Mourinho made the following statement regarding Luis’ situation:

“If they want him back they have to pay, they have to pay and then we have to react and go to the market to keep our balance.

“If one of our players in a specific position wants to leave, we agree a deal for a player to leave and we have to answer immediately and bring in somebody else, because at the moment we have balance in the squad and we cannot lose that.”

Chelsea are reportedly demanding the same amount they paid for Luis’ signature a year ago and if that happens; in Mourinho’s own words, “we have to react and go to the market to keep our balance”!

Baba Rahman is an emerging star in the Bundesliga who could be a perfect backup for Cesar Azpilicueta at the Left-Back spot and can even challenge him for the first team minutes. Although, if Luis stays, we would still have 2 top Left-Backs fighting for one spot. A win-win situation for us!

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