The 21-year-old Ghana international impressed at Augsburg last season, helping the Bundesliga minnows to secure a Europa League berth, and would offer Jose Mourinho a strong back-up option to first choice starter Cesar Azpilicueta.
The Blues have sold Filipe Luis back to Atletico Madrid, the Brazilian lasting just one season at Stamford Bridge, leaving the West London side lacking options at left-back.
The Sun state that Chelsea will wrap up a £15m deal for Baba Rahman, as Mourinho looks to step-up his summer spending, with the Portuguese manager having had a fairly quiet time of it in the transfer window thus far.
Indeed Mourinho has voiced his concerns over his side’s activity (Mirror) and then saw his Chelsea open the season with a 2-2 home draw with Swansea City.
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Mourinho’s only additions this summer have come in the form of young Brazilian Nathan, back-up keeper Asmir Begovic and loaned-in forward Radamel Falcao.
Baba moved to Augsburg last August after spending two years at Greuther Fürth. He has established himself in the Black Stars national side over the last year after emerging on the scene after the 2014 World Cup.
He performed with distinction at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations and looks to have a long future at international future ahead of him.