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Schalke keen on signing Baba Rahman in January – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa


Schalke defender Baba Rahman

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Graeme Jackson

Wednesday Nov 15, 2017. 14:00


German Bundesliga club Schalke 04 are reportedly looking at re-signing Ghanaian defender Baba Rahman in the January transfer window.

The Black Stars left-back has returned to training at parent club Chelsea following a major knee injury he suffered while on international duty at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

Rahman spent the first half of last season on loan at Schalke and was a major hit with the German side, though he returned to Chelsea following his injury.

The Royal Blues tried to get Rahman back on loan at the start of the current campaign, but the 23-year-old was not fully recovered from his injury.

However, the Bundesliga outfit now believe they can convince Rahman to join them on loan for the rest of the season once the transfer window opens in the New Year.

“I would not rule out that we deal with Baba in the winter,” Schalke sporting director Christian Heidel told German media.



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Baba Rahman’s proposed Schalke move postponed to January – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa


Schalke defender Baba Rahman

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Graeme Jackson

Thursday Aug 24, 2017. 15:00


Baba Rahman will not be joining Schalke 04 in the current transfer window, with the German club withdrawing from talks with Chelsea over a proposed transfer.

The Royal Blues were hoping to sign the left-back on loan for the course of a season, just as they did a year ago.

However, Rahman is still recovering from a major knee injury he sustained while representing the Black Stars at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

As a result, Schalke management have stepped back from negotiations, ending any hopes of a move for the player in the current transfer window.

Rahman’s agent, Sascha Empacher, has confirmed to Fussball Transfers that talks with Schalke have been postponed until January 2018.

The German club remain keen on re-signing the Ghana star, but will wait until the European winter transfer window, giving him more time to recover and regain fitness.



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Naby Keita is unbelievable, says Schalke chief – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa


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Austin Ditlhobolo

Monday Aug 21, 2017. 12:00


Schalke 04’s sporting director Christian Heidel has been impressed by Guinean international Naby Keita.

The central midfielder was in action for RB Leipzig as they suffered a 2-0 defeat to Schalke in their first 2017/18 German Bundesliga match on Saturday.

Schalke club official Heidel has praised the talented 22-year-old box-to-box midfielder, who has impressive abilities.

“Everyone has seen that RB are a top team, especially since they played with 12 today,” Heidel said on Spox.

“Naby Keita plays for two. The kid is unbelievable. I’ve rarely seen anything like it.

“Even when three [Schalke players] were on him, he somehow managed to keep hold of the ball.”

Keita, who had a great 2016/17 season with Leipzig, has been on the radar of English Premier League (EPL) giants Liverpool FC during the current Transfer Window.

Leipzig have already confirmed that they rejected two bids from the Reds as they look to keep the highly-rated midfielder for another season.



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Baba Rahman still wanted by Schalke – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa


Schalke defender Baba Rahman

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Graeme Jackson

Monday Aug 14, 2017. 11:00


Chelsea’s Ghanaian defender Baba Rahman is still a transfer target for German Bundesliga side Schalke.

The Black Stars left-back joined the Royal Blues on a season-long loan deal a year ago, but his spell in Germany was cut short after he picked up a serious knee injury at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

He returned to parent club Chelsea for rehabilitation and will soon be ready to take to the field again, though no definite date has been set.

He looks set to be a peripheral figure at the Premier League champions under coach Antonio Conte and Schalke’s interest could spare him a season of frustration.

“We are in talks with the player, his advisor and Chelsea,” said Schalke’s sporting director Christian Heidel.

“Ultimately, it is about when Baba will be able to play again. No decision has yet been made.”



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