The Baggies are keen on brining in Ba on loan.
Chelsea striker Demba Ba has emerged as a loan target for West Bromwich Albion with the Baggies needing a new attacker after Romelu Lukaku returned to Stamford Bridge, reports the Sunday Times.
Lukaku enjoyed an extremely successful spell at West Brom last season scoring 17 Premier League goals – including a hat-trick against Manchester United in Sir Alex Ferguson’s last match in charge on the final day of the season.
Therefore manager Steve Clarke is once again looking to the Blues, where the Scot spent four years as an assistant manager, for a new prolific hit-man.
Returning Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho would be keen on the deal, as the 50-year-old has a good relationship with Clarke from the three years the pair worked together during the Portuguese’s last stint at the Bridge and also, he is unsure about Ba’s capabilities.
Whilst a return to the Hawthorns for Lukaku is not an option – Mourinho wanting to give the Belgian a chance in west London – Ba would be a good option as he has proven Premier League pedigree.
The Senegalese forward has spent six months at Chelsea since a £7m switch from Newcastle United, although has failed to truly impress and Mourinho may want the 28-year-old away from the club so a move for Napoli’s Edison Cavani can be sanctioned.
Although Ba has never truly found his feet with the Blues, at Newcastle the Senegal international was truly prolific, scoring 29 Premier League goals in 44 appearances for the Magpies.