Everton contact PL giants about Jan loan for in-demand international speed machine – report
Everton have expressed an interest in signing Chelsea left-back Baba Rahman on loan in January, according to a report.
The Daily Mail claim that the Toffees will face competition from a number of European clubs for the highly-rated 23-year-old.
Rahman, who joined Chelsea from Augsburg in 2015, has made 23 appearances for the club but none since 2016. He spent the first half of last season on loan at Bundesliga side Schalke.
The report states that Everton will face competition for Rahman from Schalke, Monaco, Fenerbahce and Fiorentina.
Rahman has 26 caps for Ghana and last played for them in January this year when he picked up an injury that has kept him out for the past 11 months.
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The new Everton manager Sam Allardyce has the funds to strengthen his squad and will be looking to do so in January. The club are looking for a new left-back to provide cover for Leighton Baines and Rahman could be a good option for the Toffees. The 23-year-old obviously has potential to be a good player, otherwise Chelsea would not have spent £15million on him in 2015. However, he has been out for nearly 11 months with an anterior cruciate ligament injury which he picked up on international duty with Ghana, so could be a risky signing. Though he has some Premier League experience with Chelsea, he may need some time to readjust to the pace and physicality of the English game. Rahman spent last season on loan at Bundesliga outfit Schalke and they want him back, so he may favour a return to Germany.
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