The Gunners had hoped to sign Ba on a season long loan but their interest in the striker has now cooled with reports suggesting that Chelsea don’t want to sell the Senegalese striker to a rival for the Premier League title.
Arsenal have pulled out of the race to sign Chelsea striker Demba Ba, Sky Sports reports.
The Gunners were reportedly eager to sign Ba on a season long loan earlier on Monday but it seems that their interest in the Senegalese striker has cooled, with Chelsea not willing to sell the front-man to a rival for the Premier League title.
Earlier on Monday, it seemed that Ba was destined for a move to Arsenal, with Chelsea demanding a £3 million loan fee for the striker but it now appears that Ba will remain at Chelsea or move to lower profile club.
Tottenham were thought to be interested in Ba but Chelsea may refuse to do business with them as well, meaning Ba may end up moving to a club abroad.
Roma and Valencia are thought to be interested in signing the striker, while West Ham United may also try and re-sign the front-man.
Ba has fallen down the pecking order at Chelsea following the arrival of Samuel Eto’o at the club and reports suggest that the striker is looking to move away from Stamford Bridge so that he can be guaranteed first team football.