Chelsea are on the verge of signing FC Augsburg left-back Baba Rahman and have already turned their attentions to his compatriot, Godfred Donsah.
Despite the fact that Jose Mourinho released a statement earlier today suggesting that the Blues’ activity in the summer transfer was done and dusted, the Daily Mail insist that there could yet be two players arriving at Stamford Bridge in the coming days.
First and foremost there’s Rahman to focus on, whose transfer to west London is being finalised. The Ghana international has reportedly agreed terms with Chelsea, and once the financial side of things has been taken care of he’ll be announced as Mourinho’s latest capture.
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That’s not necessarily news to any diehard Blues fans, who have been expecting a new left-back to be purchased after the decision to allow Filipe Luis to re-sign for Atletico Madrid earlier this summer.
There was tentative talk of a move for Tottenham’s Danny Rose that emerged yesterday, with Galatasaray’s Alex Telles also mentioned as a player who could challenge Cesar Azpilicueta for the left-back berth.
The left-back rumours
Such rumours look now to be little more than standard transfer window speculation however, though Rahman’s seemingly imminent arrival has far more weight to it.
The more surprising element of the report at hand focuses on Cagliari’s Donsah, who at 19 looks to be a player for the future rather than the here and now.
According to the Mail Chelsea have already entered preliminary negotiations over the Ghana youngster’s transfer, with Cagliari’s president confirming the Blues’ interest by way of a statement admitting talks had been held.
Business still to be done
It could well be that if Mourinho lands the two African stars he shuts up shop until the winter transfer window in January, although fans are probably expecting him to make a renewed effort to land Everton’s John Stones.
Thus far the Blues have had their offers snubbed by Roberto Martinez and the powers that be at Goodison Park, though the Special One’s reputation in the market should be enough to ensure that fans continue to anticipate the unexpected.
Chelsea fans, do you think Mourinho is still going to do business this window despite his claims? If yes then who will arrive? Let us know in the comments box below.