Chelsea set to finally offload out-of-favour defender amid interest from Bundesliga side

Chelsea full-back Baba Rahman could join Schalke this month after the Bundesliga club announced they are in negotiations with the Ghanian.

Rahman, 21, moved to Chelsea in 2015 and played 23 games in his debut campaign, which was made tough by Jose Mourinho‘s sacking just four months after he joined.

The African then spent a season-long loan with Schalke in the 2016/17 season and Chelsea have signed the likes of Marcos Alonso and Davide Zappacosta at full-back since he last performed at Stamford Bridge.

Antonio Conte is also keen on Juventus defender Alex Sandro and Schalke have revealed they’re keen on landing Rahman this month.

“We’re in talks with Chelsea regarding Baba Rahman,” claimed sporting executive Christian Heidel.

“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.”

Conte annoucned last month that Rahman was still recovering from a long-term knee injury and, though he was not in his ideas, the fuul-back was free to use the club’s facilities to get himself back up to speed.

The Blues signed Rahman for around £20m in 2015 and will try to recoup as much of that fee as possible if he move to German giants.