Senegal striker could make St James’ Park return.
Newcastle could be set to make a surprise move to re-sign Senegalese striker Demba Ba on loan from Chelsea, according to Sky Sports.
The 29-year-old only moved from St James’ Park to Stamford Bridge in January, but has failed to recapture his best form since his £7.5million move to the Blues.
Ba started last season in superb form, scoring 13 goals in 22 appearances for the Magpies, though he only managed a further 6 strikes in 22 appearances for Chelsea in the second half of the campaign.
The former West Ham man is seemingly not part of Jose Mourinho’s plans this season, and has been linked with a move to Roma in recent weeks, though Newcastle are now expected to step up their efforts to bring him back to the club.
Manager Alan Pardew has been keen to sign a new striker this summer, targeting the likes of Lyon’s Bafetimbi Gomis as a possible replacement for Ba, as well as bringing in French forward Loic Remy on loan from Queens Park Rangers.
But Ba himself could be the best solution to Pardew’s problems upfront, and he himself may feel he could rediscover his best form again in a black and white shirt.