Chelsea defender Baba Rahman close to Schalke loan switch
Schalke are closing in on completing the season-long loan signing of Chelsea defender Baba Rahman.
The Ghana full-back has met up with the Schalke squad for pre-season training, ahead of finalising the formalities on his loan switch from Stamford Bridge.
Schalke confirmed Rahman's presence, tweeting on their official club feed: "Abdul Rahman #Baba is travelling with the #Schalke squad to the training camp."
Rahman made 23 appearances for Chelsea last term, but has been deemed surplus to immediate requirements by new boss Antonio Conte.
The 22-year-old only joined Chelsea last summer on a five-year deal from Augsburg, and deputised regularly for Cesar Azpilicueta last term.