Chelsea ready to make bid for exciting young defender as full-back heads for exit

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Chelsea look set to quickly respond to the imminent loss of Filipe Luis, by making an offer for Augsburg full-back Baba Rahman, the Daily Express report.

According to the Express, the 29-year-old is closing in on a return to Atletico Madrid after a difficult year at Stamford Bridge where he struggled to hold down a place in the side, with Cesar Azpilicueta being preferred.

However, Jose Mourinho seems unlikely to mourn the loss of Luis, as he has already lined up his replacement in Rahman.

The Augsburg man has enjoyed an excellent year in the Bundesliga, as he helped his side finish fifth in the top flight, and subsequently qualify for the Champions League. The 21-year-old was arguably the club’s best, and most consistent player last season. Understandably, he is attracting the interest of some of Europe’s biggest clubs, including the Premier League champions.

The Express report that Serie A pair Roma and Juventus are also keen on the Ghanaian, and it had been thought that he was ready to choose a switch to Italy over a move to England. However, the Express now report that the Blues are now leading the chase.

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