Monday Jan 08, 2018. 18:00
Schalke 04 CEO Christian Heidel has revealed that Chelsea and Ghana defender Baba Rahman has expressed a desire to return to the club.
Rahman is still in recovery from a serious knee injury he sustained while playing for the Black Stars at the Africa Cup of Nations a year ago and is hoping to secure a loan move before the current window shuts.
The 23-year-old, who was on loan at Schalke last season until suffering his injury and returning to the Blues, has told Heidel he is keen on a return to the Veltins Arena.
"The player wants to join us. It is now a matter of principle whether his home club Chelsea wants to relinquish him,” Heidel explained.
"We are aiming for a longer loan with Baba than with Marko Pjaca, who has come to us from Juventus until the end of the season."