Arsenal rival Chelsea in race to sign Baba Rahman

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Arsenal and Manchester City have joined Premier League rivals Chelsea in the race to sign FC Augsberg full-back Baba Rahman.

This has been reported by the London Evening Standard, who claim that the Ghana international is wanted by Jose Mourinho and Co. at Stamford Bridge as a replacement for Filipe Luis, who could return to former club Atletico Madrid or move to Italian outfit Inter Milan. 

Rahman, who is just 20-years-old, most certainly looks quite the prospect, having proved his credentials in the Bundesliga in recent time, and it now appears that he's ready to complete a move to a team playing Champions League football.

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And that may well lead him to England, with three of England's biggest clubs seemingly ready to bring him to the Premier League sooner rather than later. 

Huge interest 

The same report from the Standard claim that both Arsenal and City have declared interest in the player, while Italian outfit Juventus, who reached the Champions League final last term, are ready to make their move to land him.

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In fact, they go on to reveal that reports had suggested that Chelsea were set to talk to his agent today after launching a bid in the region of £10.6 million, despite it being claimed that Augsberg want a minimum of £14.2m for the talented youngster. 

One thing's for sure, it looks set to be an interesting transfer saga involving some of the elite clubs in England, with the youngster seemingly destined for the top. 

He's right for Chelsea

At the end of the day, you can hardly blame Chelsea for stepping up their interest in the 20-year-old. Ultimately, a young full-back is exactly what they need, as they go in search of long-term success.

On another day, the signing of Luis would have been a great one, but with the duo of Branislav Ivanovic and Cesar Azpilicueta plying their trade in west London, it was always going to prove tricky for the former Atletico man to prove his credentials under the guidance of Mourinho. 

For Rahman, though, Chelsea could be the perfect place for him to learn his trade, as he'd only benefit from playing and training with two of the best full-back in the division. He must make the right choice, and may well have to wait before playing week in, week out for one of the top sides in Europe. 

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