Chelsea are close to completing the signing of Augsburg left-back Baba Rahman according to The Guardian.
The 21-year-old Ghana international has proven a big hit since moving to Germany, first with Greuther Fürth and then with Augburg, helping his current side to secure an impressive fifth place finish in the Bundesliga last term.
The Guardian states that Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho sees Baba Rahman as a replacement for Filipe Luis, the Brazilian having returned to Atletico Madrid, with the Premier League side set to bring in the youngster in a £17.5m deal.
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Chelsea have had a relatively quiet summer transfer window thus far with the Blues bringing in Radmamel Falcao on loan as well as signing Stoke City keeper Asmir Begovic, young Brazilian Nathan and Croatian Danilo Panti?.
Baba Rahman will have to battle Cesar Azpilicueta for a spot in Jose Mourinho’s starting eleven.