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​Augsburg chairman plays hardball with Chelsea over Rahman interest

Augsburg chairman Jonas Hoffman has warned Chelsea that he is has no intention of cashing-in on the sale of defender Abdul Baba Rahman.

The Ghanaian defender has emerged as the champion's first choice replacement for Filipe Luis, who is expected to return to Atletico Madrid after a disappointing season at Stamford Bridge.

"We do not need the Baba millions. We have a good, solid team here," he told Bild.

"I am very optimistic that Baba will continue his great performances with us. He's made a very good impression at our recent training camp.

"Why keep Baba? I am an Augsburg fan. To me, it's more important that I spend the evening watching Augsburg win with a beer in my hand than when we have more money in the bank account.

"There's no need to even talk about an offer under €20 million, as I've previously stated."

Ian Ferris
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