Demba Ba And Advisers Meeting With Chelsea Officials


There are lots of reports out today that Chelsea officials are meeting with Demba Ba and his representative in London tonight, with a possible move for the Senegal striker, and if the news is correct it could even be that Ba has played his last game for Newcastle.

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Demba Ba – could be leaving Newcastle at a terrible time

But we really find it hard to believe that Demba Ba could simply walk away from the Tyneside club,  who are in a terrible slump at the moment, after losing eight of our last ten Premier League games.

But it may indeed happen that Ba walks away from Newcastle,  and if he does that then he’s shown absolutely no loyalty at all to the North East club, and it’s probably better that he leaves.

Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez says he’s knows anything about the reports, when he was asked after Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Everton earlier today, but he also added that he doesn’t talk about any pending transfers

Chelsea have agreed to sell Daniel Sturridge to Liverpool for around 12M, and it will take that to take Demba Ba, since his representative are said to be asking for up to £5M in fees for the Senegal Rotational, and that’s in addition to the £7M release clause.

Chelsea may want to get Demba Ba to London, but there are a couple of possible problems with the deal.

One is that Demba Ba may not pass a medical because of his bad knee, and he is also asking upwards of £85K/week in wages – but Chelsea may think that’s a good deal given the low transfer fee they will need to pay for the star striker.

We would be shocked if Ba walks away from Newcastle – but it could happen and there’s nothing Newcastle can do about it.

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432 comments so far

  • zuccho

    Dec 30, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #1

    Bye demba

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  • Super Magpie

    Dec 30, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #2

    If Ba does leave I wish him the best and thank for him for what he’s done here. He has an excellent goal to game ratio and we should never have put the clause in his contract. But, if he feels the need to move on then there isn’t much we can do to stop him ( or his agents).

    On Debuchy, I won’t believe any of the news surrounding him until I see him standing at St James Park holding an NUFC shirt. It seems like we’re going in the right direction though.

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Dec 30, 2012 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #3

    DEmba BA , bench warmer for money. no ambition but money if this is true. cause that’s where he will be at Chelsea.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 30, 2012 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #4

    Finding him on the front page of the Sunday sun dressed in Claire Baldings knickers is too good for Ashley.

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  • kevymartins

    Dec 30, 2012 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #5

    Debuchy inbound get him wrapped up for everton

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  • Tsunki

    Dec 30, 2012 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #6

    Jail – to be fair I was hoping Simpson would understudy but he will inevitably go. Imo we need a backup as well in place, we need 2 signings minimum in defence but I would be hoping for 2 recognised and 2 hot prospects.

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  • Super Magpie

    Dec 30, 2012 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #7

    Kets
    You said if Simpson and Williamson didn’t play against Man Utd and Arsenal then we would’ve won both. Have you forgotten that Williamson didn’t play yesterday?

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Dec 30, 2012 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #8

    Disagree Ed.
    We signed him on a free & paid him low wages. He owes us nowt.

    We got our moneys worth & plenty more.

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Dec 30, 2012 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #9

    ANd if there is any truth in this we must be getting a Chelsea player ..FRAnk LAmp’s anyone ??

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 30, 2012 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #10

    All those saying a premature goodbye to Simmo be careful what you wish for,we going to hope that Debuchy plays in every EL.FAC and and league game,what happens if he gets a knock or worse still takes time to settle are we going to expect Tav to step up which so far Pards hasn’t seen him as being better than Simmo .

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Dec 30, 2012 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #11

    FRank Lampard to Newcastle ..Are we loosing Tiote also ?

    What’s next ?

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  • Tsunki

    Dec 30, 2012 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #12

    Super Mag ha ha lad dont go there its a waste of time. 🙂

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  • zuccho

    Dec 30, 2012 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #13

    There’ll be no Chelsea player just as there’ll be no replacement. Same old story come 31 January. “We think we have enough to take us to the summer” betcha!

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  • drongo

    Dec 30, 2012 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #14

    Gamble paid off taking him on free. Do e well for us for 2 half seasons.
    If he wants out let him go, can have players dictating how he potently us done.

    I would go wit the following

    ———krul
    Debuchy saylor- collo – santon
    ————Anita–bigi
    HBD———–Cabaye ——-mrveux
    ——————–cisse

    Bigi nd Anita re the in form deep midfielders in my view. Jonas as back up left back, perch as back up DM, spammy, obertan back up AMs and no back up strikers.

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  • kevymartins

    Dec 30, 2012 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #15

    @jfa its not are fault his contract is running out and he made it clear if he doesn’t move to london tulisa will leave him

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  • Tsunki

    Dec 30, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #16

    Jail – rewind to 6.

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  • PortsladeToon

    Dec 30, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #17

    Can anyone confirm for me but I was under the impression (by press reports) that Ba’s release clause could only be activated by a Champions League club??

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  • Spuggy

    Dec 30, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #18

    Least well still make a profit on Ba but agents are the disease of football

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Dec 30, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #19

    What did I actually say about the o.v in my drunken haze tsunki?

    It was all Catchys fault.

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  • drongo

    Dec 30, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #20

    Wonder if we’ll get Torres on loan in return!

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  • 89Norcal

    Dec 30, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #21

    Liverpool paid 12m for Sturridge? lol

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  • nick_9

    Dec 30, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #22

    If we get Debuchy i would try and swap Simpson with a championship player or sell him and buy a youngster like bigi, we won’t get mega bucks for him with 6 months left. It would be just our luck if Debuchy got injured though. Anita could cover at the back or at worst perch, tav or raylor when he’s back.

    Big question for you all, would Debuchy and santon leave us too open at the back?

    Centre back please next mr Ashley,
    Striker if Ba leaves
    Sissoko or Diame if tiote leaves.

    Simpson and Williamson out, possibly ba if he wants out and a replacement is certain.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Dec 30, 2012 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #23

    so guys is Tiote leaving aswell and for how much???/

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  • toonking

    Dec 30, 2012 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #24

    ba might have did good when he was with us but a club such as ours just can’t afford to have player such as ba in.
    the reason i say this is while we have ashley in charge it is always going to be hard to get a big squad so the last thing we want is a player who has a contract clause he won’t remove.
    i will be glad to see him go and hope we get a forward.
    As for debuchy looking likely to have arrived well until we start getting clean sheets the only positive i will take from his arrival is the fact it lessens the risk of loosing cabaye.
    what use is an attacking FB if he can’t prevent goals.
    we have seen what santon is like while jonas is out so the last thing we should be wanting is another santon on the right as the chances are HBA might need to be dropped for a more defensive Lw

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Dec 30, 2012 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #25

    I meant if Willo and Simmo didn’t feature in any of the last two games, we would’ve picked up 6 points. Coloccini hasn’t been on his best form, but that’s because he is surrounded by poor defensive partners. Santon had his worst game for us yesterday, but he’s been the best player so far this season.

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  • Spuggy

    Dec 30, 2012 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #26

    We may well end up solving the Ba/Cisse problem and our defensive weaknesses all in one window.

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  • 89Norcal

    Dec 30, 2012 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #27

    nick 9

    Debuchy is better defending than Santon imo. Santon tracks back well enough but never seems to really pressure wingers.

    With this new system Pardew has implemented; with our RB becoming arguably more involved in attack than Santon at LB, Debuchy will do far better that Simpson.

    Simmo never seemed to acclimate to the rigors of being an attacking fullback. He was exhausted by 70 mins, hence the late defensive errors.

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  • macdonaldtudor

    Dec 30, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #28

    I hope we replace demba quickly as there is no
    way he will turn down Chelsea and why should he we should have just paid him what he is totally worth in my opinion

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Dec 30, 2012 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #29

    If we Ba leaves, we need to sign Benteke and Remy.
    If Tiote leaves, we need to sign Sissoko and Diame.
    If Simpson leaves, we need to sign Debuchy and Denswil.
    We need to replace Williamson with Aldereweild and Sakho.

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  • Spuggy

    Dec 30, 2012 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #30

    Remember Santon is still young and improving.

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  • Tsunki

    Dec 30, 2012 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #31

    Belfast – you said something about me influencing nufcfans twitting using my mind control powers to make everyone think a 7-3 bashing was all good. Ibiza I am not, my powers in this regard are diminishing. 🙂

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  • ba humbug

    Dec 30, 2012 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #32

    JFA

    Would Mashley fit into Claire Balding’s knickers ?

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  • bills-son

    Dec 30, 2012 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #33

    Can anybody give me a sensible answer to why a successful billionaire would want to invest £300M into a club providing an interest free loan of £100M – and set his ambitions for that investment as just doing enough to avoid relegation?

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Dec 30, 2012 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #34

    next half season looking good at the moment hope Debuchy comes in he’s 3 times the player simpson and would proberly be a great mentor for tav.
    i wouldn’t sell simpson i’d rather keep him as a backup and let him see out his contract.

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  • wink16

    Dec 30, 2012 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #35

    I hope Newcastle follow up the Debuchy signing with a big solid central defender possibly Douglas. Disappointed that Demba Ba seems determined to follow the money, this being the case the quicker he goes and we replace him with someone who actually wants to play for the club the better. Is Remy the answer? only time will tell. One player I would love to see us sign is Moussa Sissoko; he would add the strength and creativity we need from midfield

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Dec 30, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #36

    Pardew has stressed 1 out, 2 in, in addition to 1 or 2 signings.

    Santon has learnt how to pull the trigger outside the 18 yard box this season. On numerous times last season, he got into great positions and was afraid to have a dig. I reckon he’ll get a couple of goals this season. His shooting is very good. Just need to improves on his left foot.

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  • Toon1978

    Dec 30, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #37

    Whats this about Tiote now?

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  • bills-son

    Dec 30, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #38

    Ba humbug, Ashley has lost that much weight that Claire Balding would struggle to get into his shreddies.

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  • Spuggy

    Dec 30, 2012 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #39

    This is going to be a very transitional season – really hope we can get a quality FB and Cb over the line. if Ba goes a sticker to support Cisse.

    That would be progress in my eyes. then in summer re-evaluate clear out some dead wood (gosling and Simmo etc.) and add the final pieces of the jigsaw.

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  • toonking

    Dec 30, 2012 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #40

    when it come to cover for RB well for now we could use perch if simmo goes then next season raylor although i would rather he started as our Lb unless we bring in another one

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