Senegalese is contracted to the Blues until 2016.
Turkish giants Besiktas have opened talks with Chelsea regarding a possible £8m deal for out-of-favour front man Demba Ba this summer, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
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The giant Senegal international was only used mainly as a bit-part player by Chelsea head coach Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge last season, with Ba spending the majority of the campaign warming the substitutes’ bench as opposed to actually getting any meaningful game time.
And as a result Besiktas, who finished the previous campaign in third place in the Turkish top flight under new boss Slaven Bilic, have now opened talks with the west London club over a possible deal to sign Ba for next season, with representatives from the club having met Chelsea official at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.
And despite the fact that the self-styled Special One has previously claimed that he wants to keep hold of the player in the capital next season, it is believed that for the right price Ba will be allowed to leave this summer.
Ba, 28, scored eight goals in 29 matches in all competitions for the Blues last season.
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