Chelsea Target Newcastle’s Top Senegal Striker


Newcastle fans will have to get used to seeing some of their top players linked with other clubs this summer.

Demba Ba – after scoring against Man United – congratulated by Ameobi

There was a story a couple of days ago that Chelsea were interested in both Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul and Ivorian midfielder Cheick Tiote.

And if the papers are to be believed today there is a wide-ranging story that Chelsea are also interested in Newcastle striker Demba Ba, who so far has scored 16 Premier League goals this season, and was picked up from West Ham on a free transfer in the summer.

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp let the world know in January that Demba Ba’s contract has a £7M release clause in it, so technically if a club wants Ba, then Newcastle must sell at that figure.

However,  Newcastle are very savvy financially,  as demonstrated by the excellent financial results they released a week or so ago.

And we cannot believe the club will not change Ba’ contract before the summer, and also give the lad an extension to his contract , which has two years to run at the end of June.

Tim Krul and Fabricio Coloccini have been signed to long term deals, and so has Cheick Tiote.

If Demba Ba is signed to a new long term deal, and the release clause is taken out of his contract, Chelsea will have to cough up some big money to get the Senegal striker.

But with Chelsea having made losses of £68.8M in the last financial year on revenues of just over £205M, and a £72.3M loss the year before that, we wonder when they are going to start to try to balance balance their books to eventually become compliant with the Financial Fair Play rules being introduced for European clubs.

They cannot go on spending big money on players and continue to make big losses, as they’ve done since Russian Billionaire Roman Abramovich took over the club in June of 2003.

If Newcastle do what’s necessary before this summer with Demba Ba’s contract, it will costs Chelsea a pretty penny to get the lad out of Newcastle.

Comments welcome.



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27 comments so far

  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 22, 2012 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #1

    Oh no….Ba’s going to Chelsea. Wait, it’s March and the journos are as bored as billy/ted/bob.

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  • cheick Norris

    Mar 22, 2012 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #2

    i see this as southern press pushing an issue that isn’t there. there’s no news about “the signing of the season” going anywhere so they make some up

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  • cheick Norris

    Mar 22, 2012 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #3

    @CODARM (that’s you ibiza) its just boring isn’t it

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 22, 2012 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #4

    Cod Arm?? Lol. What does this wonderful title stand for?

    Yes, it is extremely boring. To think people get paid to come up with this cr@p.

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  • Colo-Sus

    Mar 22, 2012 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #5

    Yawn

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  • cheick Norris

    Mar 22, 2012 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #6

    commanding officer of defence against resistant mackems

    and the press printing stories that aren’t stories. i can’t believe that people lap this stuff up

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 22, 2012 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #7

    Morning Colo. Haven’t seen you in a while. How’s tricks?

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  • markmac

    Mar 22, 2012 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #8

    get him a new improved contract anyway, he deserves it…p.s hope he gets backon the sheet v WBA
    HWTL

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  • fungus44

    Mar 22, 2012 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #9

    southern press again trying to unsettle our player,s and wind up the fans. when nothing happens they al ways do the same thing, was in Caught offside so should be bull sh**

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 22, 2012 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #10

    While there’s a couple of regulars on,can we please send the message to ignore that billy idiot from now on,its the only way he’ll get bored and do one.

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  • Colo-Sus

    Mar 22, 2012 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #11

    If they want to come and spend STUPID money on players, then more fool them and their fans for lauding it.

    I would obviously hate to see the three mentioned leave the club, I dont think Krul will leave to be fair, and if Tiote does go I dont think it will be London, he doesnt like the place. As for Ba, we will see whwta happens with his contract etcc.

    Its just the southern press trying to upset the apple cart as per usual. They hate seeing us in the mix with their darlings.

    Whatever happens and whoever leaves or comes in, We have no say in in and we must support whoever wants to wear the shirt.

    These rumours are boring now, Tiote has been going to Chelsea since 2 months after we signed him apparently

    massive LOL!

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  • ArtyH

    Mar 22, 2012 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #12

    Its funny how shite like this is coming to light after the results last night which could see us overtake Chel$kie at the weekend if they loose and we win. Its a war of words to upset our team and the core in particular. Just shows how consirned they are that we are a threat!

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  • Toon_Tom

    Mar 22, 2012 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #13

    Jail – yes mate i agree.

    I verbally slapped the little cretin yesterday so i will remain strong and bite my tongue moving forward!

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  • Colo-Sus

    Mar 22, 2012 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #14

    @iBIZA

    Hi mate, yeah just been rally busy recently working, not had much time. Thanks for asking though hows yourself?

    @Jail

    Agreed mate, Ignoring them is the best policy.

    Hope everyone is good?

    Apparently Chelsea are after Nile Ranger in the Summer,

    They are offering £6.50 plus 1/4 of sports mix.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 22, 2012 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #15

    Krul

    Santon – Colo – Willo – Jonas

    Cabaye – Tiote – Fergie

    HBA – Cisse – Ba

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  • cheick Norris

    Mar 22, 2012 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #16

    Colo lol. thing is they’d get him for half that

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 22, 2012 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #17

    Colo – Glad to hear it. All good this end.

    JFA – Agreed. I have done pretty well recently (well yesterday). Didn’t directly post to them once and ignored all posts directed at me. Wasn’t easy mind

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  • Dannyo

    Mar 22, 2012 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #18

    Can’t see us sign yet another improved contract with Ba, the imported syrup will have to do!

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 22, 2012 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #19

    I’d take the 1/4 sports mix

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  • Colo-Sus

    Mar 22, 2012 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #20

    @Chieck Norris

    Yeah to be fair theyll probs just offer 20p woth of Choc Lick

    Should sack ranger imo…..In Bartons words he is a ”Helmet”

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  • magpie6699

    Mar 22, 2012 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #21

    I’m targeting Mylene Klass. Does that mean I’ll get her?

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  • Papi_Demba

    Mar 22, 2012 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #22

    This is just self-inflicted stress that u bring upon urselves….If we can all dig all the rumours we read im sure one will even link me to succeed AP. More Genuine/Authentic stories please

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  • Colo-Sus

    Mar 22, 2012 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #23

    @magpie6699

    haha,

    I might put a cheeky bid in for Mila Kunis.

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  • Sav

    Mar 22, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #24

    Let Anton Fedinand have a word with him first.

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  • josh

    Mar 22, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #25

    This story may be Bullshit but the story about tiote came from lliambas himself. Go to NUFC.com

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  • thebionicMAG

    Mar 22, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #26

    Ooooo I know. If any of the rumours about Chelsea wanting our players are true how about they just f_ck right off???

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  • Cool Hand Luke

    Mar 22, 2012 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #27

    Chelase are an aging team on the decline and badly in debt, whereas the toon have balanced books and are on the up and up. Oh yeah and they are only 2 ponts above us. why would they think Ba would want to go there?

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