Chelsea lead race to sign £7m Ba as transfer window opens
Chelsea have emerged as the favourites to sign Demba Ba for £7m once the January transfer window opens.
Newcastle United are still hoping that Ba will renegotiate the £7m release clause in his contract — although manager Alan Pardew has finally admitted that the 27-year-old will be sold if a new deal is not struck. Marseille’s Loic Remy has been lined up as an £11.5m replacement at Newcastle.
T*ttenh*m H*tsp*r and Arsenal also remain interested in buying Ba but Chelsea are determined to add to their strike-force in January.