We don’t know whether Demba Ba will be a Newcastle player come September or not.
Demba Ba – it’s all rumors about me
But we do know he is available for around £7M, if a club comes in before next month, and activates the release clause in his contract, and already this summer there has been lots of news on the player being wanted by a number of top clubs.
The latest news early on Tuesday was Liverpool are interested, but that would be a change for the Merseyside club, who under Kenny Dalglish massively overpaid for the players they brought in, with very few being immediate successes last season.
And late on Tuesday, Tottenham’s new manager Andre Villas-Boas has been linked with him, in addition to the two Turkish clubs Galatasaray and Fenerbehce.
But he has reminded Newcastle fans that all the stories linking him with a move away from Newcastle, are simply rumors, as he wrote on his personal Twitter account about four hours ago::
“Holla back everybody. So much stuff about me lately. Rumours are rumours! Just forget about it. By the way I had the best holiday ever!!”
Alan Pardew will be talking to the player once he returns to pre-season training on Thursday, and most Newcastle fans would like him to come out and say he wants to stay at Newcastle for next season.
But whether that’s what will happen we don’t know – but that’s what we are hoping for.