Chelsea left-back Baba Rahman has been out of the Blues squad since the start of last season as he was sent on loan to German side Schalke 04 but midway through the season, he suffered a serious knee injury that ruled him out for the rest of the season and caught short his loan spell at the club.
The defender only just returned from the injury and he is working hard to regain his match fitness and prove himself to manager Antonio Conte as reported last week.
The Chelsea manager has now offered slight hope to the Ghanaian international when he said in a pre-match press conference that he could give the player a chance in the second half of the season.
It has been reported that there are a few clubs interested in taking the 23-year old on loan for the rest of the season as Fiorentina, Schalke 04 and Everton have all been linked with interests.
“It’s a good question,” Conte said when as if Rahman will be leaving the club on loan in January. “This player is coming from a bad, bad injury. He is struggling a bit to recover the best form. To be honest, I don’t know whats happening with Baba. For sure, from the human aspect, I’d like to give him an opportunity to come back stronger like before.”
Baba Rahman signed for Chelsea from Augsburg in 2015 but hasn’t featured for the club since Antonio Conte took charge.
Chelsea are known to be looking to add a left back to their squad in January but if Baba is able to provide quality cover for Marcos Alonso, the club might just hold off on any transfer deals at least until the summer.
Chelsea Favourites To Sign 22-Year Man Utd Transfer Target
West London giants Chelsea are reportedly in pole position to sign Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell ahead of the other interested teams.
Apart from Chelsea, Ben Chilwell is also attracting the interest of Premier League champions Manchester City and Manchester United.
According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea are favourites to sign the aforementioned Leicester City player.
50 million pounds-rated Chilwell still has less than five years left on his Leicester City contract which is scheduled to run out in the summer of 2024.
The England international made his debut for the Three Lions during an international friendly with Switzerland last year.
Ben Chilwell came through the ranks at Leicester City before making his first team debut.
He has represented the Foxes on 96 occasions.
Chelsea have a transfer ban from world football’s governing body FIFA but that has not stopped the Blues from battling the other teams for the English left-back.
The Blues were handed a two-window transfer ban for breaking the rules relating to the signing of underage players.
Chelsea have appealed the ruling and they are hopeful that the ban will be lifted for them to sign players like Ben Chilwell.
They have already served the transfer ban for a transfer window.
Ex-Chelsea Manager Set To Return To Football Management
Former Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri is closing in on a return to football management with Italian Serie A side Sampdoria.
The Italian tactician has not been in the dugout since he left AS Roma at the end of last season.
He was a temporary manager at Italian capital club AS Roma and the former Juventus and AS Monaco boss spent three months with the Europa League campaigners on the back of replacing Eusebio Di Francesco who resigned from his job as the AS Roma manager in March.
Ranieri will replace the same Eusebio Di Francesco at Sampdoria after he was sacked earlier this week on the back of just two wins in all competitions this term.
Experienced manager Claudio Ranieri is said to have agreed a contract worth 34,000 pounds on a weekly basis.
Claudio Ranieri was the Chelsea manager for four years before his contract was terminated in 2004.
His finest hour as a football manager was in the Premier League.
The Italian masterminded one of the biggest feats recorded in football in recent times when he led Leicester City to an unlikely Premier League title during the 2015/16 season.
The Foxes won the league title under his watch three years ago.
Harry Kane Will Get 40 Goals Under Ex-Man Utd Boss
Tottenham Hotspur fans are certain that star striker Harry Kane will get at least 40 goals under the tutelage of former Chelsea and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.
A lot of Spurs fans took to their various social media portals earlier this week to clamour for the appointment of the aforementioned Mourinho.
According to them, Jose Mourinho will add a winning mentality to the Spurs squad.
A lack of winning mentality has been a major problem at Tottenham Hotspur under current manager Mauricio Pochettino.
The former Southampton and Espanyol boss has not won any trophy at Tottenham Hotspur since he became their manager five years ago.
The Spurs fans were reacting to the publication from the Daily Mail which revealed that Jose Mourinho is interested in the Tottenham Hotspur managerial job.
Mourinho has rejected a lot of clubs since his last job at Manchester United which ended in a dismissal.
He rejected a 90 million pounds proposal from Chinese Super League outfit Guangzhou Evergrande as well as jobs at Portuguese giants Benfica and Lyon FC of France.
Apart from Tottenham Hotspur, Jose Mourinho is also interested in returning to Real Madrid whom he managed for three years until 2013.
Tottenham Hotspur chief executive Daniel Levy will have to pay the 32 million pounds getout clause contract in the contract of his manager Mauricio Pochettino if he wants to sack him.
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