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Napoli Line Up Move for Chelsea Striker Demba Ba

The Chelsea striker has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge since Jose Mourinho returned to the club.

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Napoli have emerged as a possible destination for Chelsea striker Demba Ba, with Rafa Benitez keen to be re-united with his former player at his new club, the Daily Star reports.

Benitez bought Ba to Chelsea in January when he was the interim boss of the Blues and as the striker seems surplus to requirements following Jose Mourinho’s arrival at Stamford Bridge, the Spaniard will bring Ba to his new club, Napoli.

The Italian club recently sold striker Edinson Cavani to Paris St Germain for £55 million and Benitez is keen to replace the Uruguay international with two new front-men.

One of Cavani’s replacements looks to be Gonzalo Higuain, with Napoli agreeing a £30 million fee with Real Madrid on Tuesday while Ba is set to be Benitez second striking re-enforcement.

However, Benitez will face competition for Ba’s signature from a number of Premier League sides, most notably West Ham United, who want to partner Andy Carroll with the Senegalese striker next season.

Ba maybe available for around £7 million, well within Napoli’s price range since the sale of Cavani.


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