With Arsenal seemingly out of the race it seemed a dead cert that Newcastle striker Demba Ba would be on his way to Chelsea. BBC Five Live however are reporting that it is still far from a done deal. Apparently Newcastle are saying that they haven’t received an offer large enough to trigger Ba’s get out clause – which is reported to be £7 million
At the same time the player’s representatives aren’t happy with the offer either. It would appear that the issue of Ba’s dodgy knee means that Chelsea don’t want to to risk too much money on the player.
This one still feels like it is going to happen, but it does provide an opportunity for someone else to start courting the striker.