News today in the Mirror that Demba Ba’s Chelsea career could be over, as Jose Mourinho gets ready for his second stint managing the London club.
This is what happened when Demba Ba returned to Newcastle
We had reported last week that a Chelsea Blog had thought that with Mourinho becoming the new manager, Demba Ba would be allowed to leave this summer, and the blog had suggested he could even make a “sensational” return to Newcastle – that would be some story.
And Ba has not severed ties with Newcastle, a club he still admires, and he’s still a favorite with the Newcastle fans.
Before the game against QPR last mont,h Demba Ba visited with the Newcastle team, and seemed pleased to get himself re-acquainted with the Newcastle players and the coaching staff, where he was a big favorite.
There’s no doubt Demba Ba enjoyed his short stay on Tyneside, scoring 29 goals in 58 appearances for the Magpies, and he was great in a black and white shirt – no doubt about that.
The news is that Mourinho is after strikers, and will sell Fernando Torres if they can attract world-class strikers to Chelsea – and Demba Ba is very likely to leave this summer.
This will be more good news for his agents, who are always willing to make big bucks off their client, and if he moves it will be Demba Ba’s fourth move in two and a half years and they have made big money off the Senegal striker.
Ba has played for 1899 Hoffenheim, West Ham, Newcastle and Chelsea since January of 2011.
Chelsea will also listen to offers for Ba, after he signed for just £7M from Newcastle in January, due to that release clause, and there will be a lot of interest in him from England clubs and the continent.
Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain would be interested, but we think there is very little chance that he would return to Newcastle, because he could get a much bigger wage elsewhere and would probably want European football.
It would be a good story – a great story – if we could get him back on Tyneside, but it’s not going to happen, and he never played well with Papiss Cisse either.
For he record Demba Ba scored six goals in 22 appearances for Chelsea.
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