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Watford update leaves Boro ahead of Derby in pursuit of Chelsea player



Middlesbrough have moved into pole position to land Chelsea defender Baba Rahman on loan with Watford unlikely to sign him, according to The Athletic’s Adam Leventhal

The left-back has been linked with a string of Championship clubs ahead of this afternoon’s deadline for domestic transfers, including the Teessiders, Derby County, and Watford.

Leventhal has reported that the Hornets are not likely to sign the 26-year-old on loan but that he may still join Boro before the domestic window closes at 5pm today.

The Blues player would be Boro’s third Premier League loan signing of the window with Fulham’s Marcus Bettinelli and Manchester City’s Patrick Roberts joining already.

The recent arrival of Ben Chillwell has pushed Rahman further down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge and looks set to extend his absence from the Chelsea side.

The defender hasn’t featured for the Premier League side since the 2015/16 campaign and has been sent out on loan in every season since.

The Ghana international spent the 2019/20 campaign at RCD Mallorca but barely featured for the Spanish side and now looks set for a move to the Championship.

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The Verdict

Rahman’s career at Chelsea may have stalled but you feel if Neil Warnock can get him motivated he would be a fantastic signing for Boro.

The North East club appear to have moved into pole position for the left-back with Watford unlikely to push for a deal and things having gone a bit quiet over Derby’s interest.

There are just over five hours left until the deadline, meaning the 26-year-old is running out of time to secure some regular football.

London-based sports journalist at Snack Media EFL accredited, graduate of New Associates and the University of Brighton

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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