Newcastle are interested in re-signing Chelsea striker Demba Ba on loan.
Sky sources: Newcastle interested in re-signing Demba Ba on loan from Chelsea #SSN
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) August 28, 2013
Newcastle are interest in re-signing Chelsea forward Demba Ba on loan, according to Sky Sports.
The news was broken by Sky Tyne and Wear, who claim the Senegalese forward is also wanted by Qatar side Al-Jaish.
Chelsea moved to activate Ba’s £7m release clause in January, after the former West Ham man netted 29 goals in 54 games for the Magpies.
But Ba found the net just twice in 14 games for Chelsea last season and played second fiddle to misfiring Spaniard Fernando Torres.
The 28-year-old has been forced further down the pecking order by the return from loan of talented youngster Romelu Lukaku, while Chelsea are understood to be in the market for a second forward, with Samuel Eto’o or even Wayne Rooney potential arrivals at Stamford Bridge before the transfer deadline.