Magpies are desperate to add more firepower to their attack this season.
Newcastle United want to re-sign Chelsea front man Demba Ba on a season-long loan this summer, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
The powerful Senegal international only left St James’ Park for Stamford Bridge in the January transfer window, with the 28-year-old moving to west London on a three-and-half-year deal for a fee of £7 million after the Blues had activated a release clause in his Magpies contract.
However, it is fair to say that the striker has found it hard to win a regular starting berth in the Blues attack since moving south, with Ba having so far found the back of the net on just six occasions in his 23 appearances in total in all competitions for the club, including only two strikes in his 15 Premier League outings.
And now with returning Chelsea head coach Jose Mourinho having told the player that he no longer has a future at the Bridge going forward, Ba is understood to be weighing up making a dramatic return to the north east this season before the summer transfer window slams shut for business for the year on Sept 2.
But the one major stumbling block though to the loan deal taking place are Ba’s current £70,000-per-week wages that the Senegalese is earning at Chelsea, which are too high for Newcastle to match.