German Bundesliga club Augsburg have started shopping for a new left-back as English champions Chelsea move ever closer to capturing their Ghanaian star Baba Rahman.ESPN FC reports that the Londoners have virtually agreed personal terms with the 21-year-old Black Stars ace, but have yet to finalise terms with Augsburg. The German club are said to be insisting on 25m euros for the player, especially as they have to pay Rahman’s former club Greuther Furth 15% of the transfer fee.Rahman did not play in Augsburg’s 5:0 friendly win over Toulouse on Saturday, with the club citing “muscular problems” for his absence. However his coach Markus Weinzierl has demanded for closure in the matter, telling Kicker that the speculations have unsettled Rahman.”It’s clear that I and all of us here want the facts soon,” Weinzierl added in an interview with the magazine.Meanwhile Chelsea are desperate for another left-back after allowing Brazilian Filipe Luis return to Atletico Madrid. In Sunday’s Community Shield loss to city rivals Arsenal, manager Jose Mourinho turned to a centre-half to replace their one sure left-back Cesar Azpilicueta.”We cannot go to the Premier League with five defenders,” Mourinho said. “That’s our weakness. The quality is good, but the numbers are not enough.” Meanwhile Augsburg are close to signing German left-back Philipp Max from second-tier side Karlsruher SC for 3.6m euros. Max, 21, also missed his club\’s 2:1 home defeat to St Pauli at the weekend.–Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmith. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtag
Sergei Bobrovsky free agency news: Panthers get goaltender on 7-year deal Chiarot, 28, had a career-high 20 points (five goals, 15 assists) in 78 games with the Jets last season, and a plus-6 differential and 62 penalty minutes. He was second on the Jets with 139 blocked shots and third with 171 hits. NHL trade news: Rangers send Jimmy Vesey to Sabres He was selected in the fourth round, 120th overall, by the Atlanta Thrashers (120th overall) in the 2009 NHL Draft. He has 64 points (12 goals, 52 assists), 192 penalty minutes and a plus-16 differential in 305 career regular-season NHL games in the NHL, all with the Jets.The Jets, meanwhile, have now lost Chiarot, forward Brandon Tanev (Penguins) and defenseman Tyler Myers (Canucks) in free agency, and restricted free agents Patrik Laine and Kyle Connor remain unsigned. The Canadiens have agreed to terms on a three-year contract with free agent defenseman Ben Chiarot that runs through the 2021-22 season and carries an average annual value of $3.5 million, general manager Marc Bergevin announced Thursday.”We are very happy to have come to an agreement with Ben Chiarot today,” Bergevin said. “He is a very reliable defenseman and a solid player who will fill a need for our club. He is the type of player who can play some big minutes and be used in different situations.” A 6-3, 219-pound left-hander, Chiarot has the size teams want along the blueline and the ability to use it as well. Related News NHL free agency news: Stars add veterans Joe Pavelski, Corey Perry Artemi Panarin free agency news: Rangers land star winger
Wellington Police notes for Wednesday, November 06, 2013:â€¢12:01 a.m. Jeremy L. Harris, 38, Wellington was charged with driving while license is suspended.â€¢1:57 a.m. Officers investigated domestic battery, criminal damage to property/DV and minors in possession of alcohol in the 500 block E. Harvey, Wellington. Known suspect(s)â€¢3:45 a.m. Donna M. Everhart, 19, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with domestic battery and criminal damage to property/DV.â€¢1:57 a.m. Officers investigated possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia by a known subject(s) in the 500 block E. Harvey, Wellington.â€¢5:30 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of a vehicle in the 1100 block N. Jefferson, Wellington.â€¢8:30 a.m. Officers took a report of children in need of care in the 1100 block S. C, Wellington.â€¢9:52 a.m. Anthony W. Morgan-Hobbs, 28, Wellington was arrested and charged with domestic violence battery.â€¢10:34 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of money in the 100 block W. Botkin, Wellington.â€¢3:10 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 900 block N. Crusader Dr., Wellington involved vehicles operated by juvenile male, 17, Wellington and Jeffery L. Hunter, 31, Wellington.â€¢6:10 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to a window in the 600 E. Harvey, Wellington.â€¢8:59 p.m. Cheyne M. Seyfert, 23, Wellington was arrested, charged, and confined with domestic battery and criminal damage to property.