West Brom Plot Move To Bring In Chelsea Striker Demba Ba On Season Long Loan Deal

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Baggies look to Blues again for loan signing.

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West Brom are hoping to bring in a striker on loan from Chelsea again next season after Romelu Lukaku’s success with the club in 2012/13.

This time, however, with Lukaku set to be given a chance in the Chelsea firs-team under Jose Mourinho, the Baggies will look to bring in Demba Ba for the duration of next year.

The Senegalese striker only just joined Chelsea from Newcastle in January, but has struggled to repeat his prolific form at Stamford Bridge, leading to suggestions that Mourinho may look to sell him as one of his first acts as the club’s new manager.

Ba is one of many squad players being linked with moves away this summer, and has already attracted interest from another of his old clubs West Ham, who may still try to sign him if they miss out on Liverpool’s Andy Carroll.

However, West Brom are also in real need of a striker next year as they will miss the 17 goals that Lukaku provided for them as they finished 8th in the Premier League. Peter Odemwingie is also likely to leave the Hawthorns this summer after falling out with the manager following his attempt at forcing a move to Queens Park Rangers in January.

Although Ba has flopped at Chelsea, he was in lethal form for Newcastle in the first half of last season, scoring 13 goals, and may be more suited to playing for a mid-table side rather than at a team with serious title ambitions like Chelsea.

Mourinho would ideally like to sell the player, but West Brom would likely only be able to make a loan offer as they look to bring in players on a limited budget this summer.

The Baggies have also been linked with the free transfer of Wigan’s Franco Di Santo, as well as former Arsenal striker Jeremie Aliadiere, currently of French side Lorient.

Ba would probably welcome the opportunity to play more regular first-team football, which he is unlikely to get at Stamford Bridge next season as the club pursue big targets upfront such as Edinson Cavani, Robert Lewandowski and Hulk.

The 29-year-old will probably be followed out of the door by Fernando Torres, another player who has majorly flopped since joining Chelsea. The former Liverpool man has been linked with a number of clubs, including Napoli and Barcelona, though he still holds out hope of impressing under new manager Mourinho.

Between them, Ba and Torres scored only ten Premier League goals for Chelsea this season – a stat that is unlikely to go down well with Mourinho.

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