AUGSBURG, Germany - Augsburg says Ghana defender Abdul Rahman Baba is leaving the club to join Premier League champion Chelsea.

The Bundesliga side said Sunday a deal has been agreed between the clubs but did not disclose a transfer fee.

Baba joined Augsburg from second-division Greuther Fuerth in 2014, helping the side reach the Europa League in his only season at the club. He played 31 league games for Augsburg.

The 21-year-old defender tells Augsburg's website that "I have to take this chance to play at a top club in England, even if I'd set myself up for a long stay in Augsburg a year ago. I felt very comfortable in the team."