After missing out on Juventus’ Kwadwo Asamoah, Galatasaray have turned their attention to Chelsea defender Baba Rahman, claim Turkey’s Star.
The Turkish newspaper says Galatasaray CEO Cenk Ergun will fly to England tomorrow, and Chelsea fullback Rahman is on his agenda.
Asamoah remained with Juventus despite interest from Galatasaray towards the end of the window, because the Serie A champions couldn’t bring in a replacement for the Ghana international. Galatasaray are hoping Asamoah’s desire to join Galatasaray will play into their hands next summer when the Juventus player is out of contract.
Star say Galatasaray are now looking for a short term solution and Chelsea’s Rahman is on the radar of the Turkish giants. Galatasaray are currently short of a left back, and manger Igor Tudor has had to use right back Martin Linnes during the opening three games of the season.
It seems the Rahman isn’t in the plans of Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, and Galatasaray could look to land the defender before the Turkish window closes on Friday.
Chelsea loaned Baba to Bundesliga side Schalke last season, where the player made 21 appearances.
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But the 25-year-old remained at Stamford Bridge in the summer just past, with Spanish outlet Diario Gol claiming Ramos warned Real against singing him.
Ramos, 31, reportedly said Hazard would disrupt the Real dressing room and also had doubts over his fitness.
Hazard is currently recovering from an ankle injury he picked up on Belgium duty in June.
The former Lille man recently opened the door to a future move to Real Madrid.
When asked about Real’s interest during the summer window, Hazard said: “Of course, that’s all. We all dream. Of course, I would consider it if Madrid made an offer.
“I am keen to win trophies. It would be great to win the Champions League. But Chelsea’s goal is to win the Champions League as well.
“Honestly, I do not know what will happen. I only know that I still have a contract with Chelsea for three seasons and that we just had an amazing campaign.
“We want to continue on this path and want to build on this in the Champions League.
“I am feeling very well at Chelsea. But you never know what will happen.
“I have not met with the board yet to discuss a new deal. I have two games with Belgium coming up first and I am off on my holiday after that. I want to think about football as little as possible.”