Giant attacker has netted just five times in all competitions all campaign.
Premier League leaders Chelsea are preparing to offload out-of-favour front man Demba Ba at the end of the campaign, according to reports in the Sun.
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The Senegal international has only been at the west London club for just over a year now, with the giant striker moving to Stamford Bridge in the previous January transfer window from Newcastle United on a three-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
However, it is fair to say that in the intervening period with the Blues, Ba has failed to nail down a regular starting berth up front in west London, especially since former manager Jose Mourinho returned to the capital at the end of the previous campaign for a second spell in charge at the club.
As a result, Ba has fallen down the pecking order of Chelsea strikers, with the self-styled Special One instead opting to go with either veteran Samuel Eto’o or club-record signing Fernando Torres in attack, so much so that the Senegalese has not even started a game for the Uefa Europa League holders since last December.
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