Rahman loaned to Schalke as Emerson talk intensifies

Chelsea have confirmed full-back Baba Rahman has returned to Schalke on loan until the end of next season, as talk gathers of an imminent deal for Emerson Palmieri.

The 23-year-old spent the first half of last season with the Bundesliga club but a knee injury sustained at the Africa Cup of Nations kept him sidelined for the remainder of 2016-17.

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