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Chelsea make €15 million offer for Bundesliga star

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On Tuesday, we saw reports indicating that Chelsea were getting serious in their pursuit of left back Baba Rahman. Now, we've got the details, courtesy of Gianluca Di Marzio:

Chelsea is interested in a new left wing back. As we reported earlier today, Mourinho's club is after Baba, who is coming off a strong season at Augsburg and anche performed well in the Africa Cup. The player's agent, Sascha Empasher, traveled to London to meet with Chelsea who offered €15 million, but Likely it will take €20 million to acquire him. Chelsea faces competition from Juventus for Baba, but they are trying to close the deal before the Bianconeri.

If the Blues are already offering that sort of cash for the left back, there's little reason to believe that they'll lose out to Juventus, who just can't offer anything approaching the sort of wages that Chelsea can, even after the Bianconeri reached the Champions League final. If Di Marzio is correct, I'd count on seeing Rahman complete a transfer to Chelsea relatively soon.

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