Chelsea plan swoop to sign highly-rated defender as Filipe Luis replacement

MourinhoThe chat around the Fruity here in the Football Transfer Tavern amongst Chelsea fans is that left-back Abdul Baba Rahman, of Augsburg, is very close to joining.

This comes after reports from The London Evening Standard that say Mourinho will look to prize the 21-year old Ghanian international away from the Bundesliga outfit.

The young defender who was voted the German league’s best left back last term is seen by some of the lads round the pool table as a perfect like for like replacement for the outgoing Filipe Luis.

With reports from the Guardian suggesting Roma and Juventus are also showing an interest in Rahman, Chelsea may have to act quick in their pursuits of this player.

A fee of around £17.5 million is what is circulating in the Tavern today, and it has caused a few spilled pints.

Our pub landlord has been giving his opinion on the matter: “I am not so sure about that price tag, first of all Filipe Luis is a decent player, and almost 20 million for someone to sit on the bench is just a waste!”

What do you make of our landlord’s opinion here? Would Abdul Baba Rahman add something to the Chelsea line-up? Is this purchase needed? Will you miss Filipe Luis? Let us know how you feel about this one below!

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