Baba Rahman to join Schalke on loan

Baba Rahman is on the brink of a return to German football by joining Schalke.

The Ghana international cost Chelsea more than £20million when he arrived from Augsburg 12 months ago but he made only 15 appearances in the Premier League.

Ola Aina, the England Under-21 international, played left-back for Chelsea on Wednesday in Pasadena when they beat Liverpool 1-0 and Antonio Conte is happy for Rahmann to leave.

Rahmann, who has four years remaining on his contract, has found opportunities hard to come by and his situation will not change under the new Italian head coach.

The loan fee for the deal is yet to be confirmed.

The 22-year-old had interest from Atletico Madrid and Roma but travelled to Germany on Saturday for his medical and will link up with former Augsburg coach Markus Weinzierl.