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Official: Chelsea sign left back Baba Rahman from FC Augsburg

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UPDATE: It's official.


It took perhaps longer to finalize this deal than most expected — we've been operating with just one actual left back (Bertrand Traoré doesn't count) since the start of preseason — but Chelsea have finally secured the signature of promising young left back Abdul Baba Rahman.

The news broke in Germany just as our match against Manchester City was winding down, with both Sky Sports Germany and Augsburg's GM confirmed that the move had been completed.

All we need now is Chelsea's official confirmation, which shouldn't be too far behind.  Final price looks to be €20m, which is a bit lower than previously rumored.