According to the Daily Mail, Derby County and Middlesbrough are among the clubs interested in signing reported Leeds United target Baba Rahman from Chelsea.
The transfer deadline came to a close at 11pm on October 5.
Ghana Soccer Net claimed Leeds tried to pull off a late deal for Rahman, contacting both Chelsea and the player’s representatives, but a deal failed to materialise.
The domestic transfer window, however, remains open until October 16 allowing deals to be completed between the Premier League and clubs of the EFL.
And according to the Daily Mail, Rahman is a target for Derby, Boro and Watford.
The left-back has been on the Chelsea’s books for five years. However, he has made just 15 top-flight appearances in that time while largely being loaned out.
Over the past three years, Rahman has featured for Schalke, Reims and Mallorca.
With Chelsea signing Ben Chilwell during the summer, the Ghana international’s future lies away from Stamford Bridge and another loan spell is surely on the cards.
Boro and Watford are among the reported suitors, but Derby may have the bigger case in terms of bringing him in as the Rams can guarantee him first-team football.
Derby sold left-back Max Lowe to Sheffield United in September, while Scott Malone joined Millwall. Lee Buchanan has stepped up, but the academy graduate is raw.
Rahman would be an ideal option for the Rams, and the club’s relationship with former manager Frank Lampard may give them a solid standing in terms of securing a deal.
Rahman’s contract at Chelsea expires in 2022. At 26, he will have one eye on his next permanent club and the Championship may be his best option right now.
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