Schalke 04 defender Baba Rahman has revealed that he is edging closer to a return from his long term injury that has kept him out of action for months.

The Ghanaian international is yet to feature for the Gelsenkirchen-based side since re joining on loan in January from Chelsea due to a knee injury.

He stepped up his progress towards first-team return with sprinting exercises in training as Domenico Tedesco's squad enjoy their international break.

Baba disclosed in his latest interview that he is no longer in pain and could be set for a sensational return soon

"I can do any exercise painlessly and also have the necessary ball feeling again, which shows me that I'm on the right track,"  he said.