Manchester United and Chelsea have been given a boost in the race to sign Bundesliga star Baba Rahman, after his agent denied negotiations were taking place with Real Madrid, reports the Daily Express.
The pair are thought to need to pay between £10.8-14.4 million for the Ghana international, who has been impressing for Augsburg in the Bundesliga this season. The left-back has made 24 appearances in the German top flight, and grabbed four assists. Not a bad creative record for a player who is primarily a defender.
There had apparently been some reports that Real had agreed a deal to sign the 20-year-old and loan him back until 2017. However, the full-back’s agent Sascha Empacher has made it clear that this is not the case.
He said: “The fact that Baba is associated with Real Madrid in the media is, of course, already a great honour. His achievements have brought him to the attention of the world’s best clubs. But we have not negotiated with Real.”
Whether the non-negotiation with the Spanish club has anything to do with their recent signing of Porto left-back Danilo is unknown, but it would be strange for them to sign two players in the same position in quick succession.