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Chelsea to Launch Summer Bid for Newcastle United Goal Machine Demba Ba

by Christian Bailey

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Stamford Bridge side keen on St James’ Park goal machine.

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Chelsea will look to lure Newcastle United striker Demba Ba to Stamford Bridge this summer as the West London club look to freshen up their attacking options. The Senegal international has been in prolific form for the Magpies this term but reportedly
has a release clause said to be in the region of £10m and the Blues are the latest side to take an interest in the 26 year old.

Demba Ba enjoyed a successful spell in front of goal for the seemingly doomed Hammers last term, which drew the interest of Alan Pardew who was looking for a cost effective replacement for Andy Carroll and this led to the powerful forward leaving West Ham on a free transfer and moving to the North-East.

Ba has gone on to net 16 goals in 23 Premier League starts this season but recent comments from Newcastle United managing director Derek Llambias relating to the need to balance the books could lead to seemingly inevitable player sales this summer.

Pardew had to cope with the loss of the aforementioned Carroll as well as Jose Enrique, Kevin Nolan and Joey Barton but Newcastle United have nonetheless enjoyed a great season thus far and the January arrival of Papiss Cisse could further the belief that Demba Ba could be sold.

Chelsea could well do with an attacking injection. Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou are both set to be out of contract in the summer and Fernando Torres has struggled to make an impact and justify the £50m fee forked out for the Spaniard and having seen Ba score consistently in the Premier League a move for the Newcastle United man, especially if he were to cost no more than £10m, could be a very intelligent one.

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