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‘Got to laugh’ – Many Reading fans react to report concerning potential Chelsea deal

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Reading have been linked with a loan move for Chelsea defender Baba Rahman but the finances of a potential deal have left many fans bemused. 

Omar Richards left to join Bayern Munich last summer and the Berkshire club are yet to bring in a replacement, though it appears signing the Chelsea man on loan is an option.

According to GhanaSoccerNet, the left-back is set to make a decision on his future this week amid links to the Royals, Middlesbrough, Reims, PAOK, and Olympiacos.

It is said that the 27-year-old would prioritise a move to the Championship or Ligue 1 over Greece.

The report also claims that Reading and Boro have both offered to cover all of Rahman’s wages, thought to be £50,000 per week, while the loan fee in Reims’ initial offer is below the Blues’ valuation.

The Royals have struggled with financial issues in recent years and were put under a transfer embargo by the EFL earlier in the summer for a breach of profitability and sustainability rules.

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That would make spending £50,000 per week on one player seem a strange move and it’s certainly one that Reading supporters are bemused by, with many suggesting that these reports are wide of the mark…


Bristol-born, London-based sports journalist at Snack Media. University of Brighton and NA graduate

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