Found January 02, 2013 on Soccerlens:
Demba Ba edges closer to Chelsea move - originally posted on Soccerlens.comNewcastle United striker Demba Ba is just few steps away from becoming a Chelsea player. The Blues, who are desperately in need of a striker, have made a formal offer for the player, and as expected have trigged his £7 million release clause which makes Newcastle virtually toothless while dealing with his transfer. Chelsea are left with Fernando Torres as the club’s only recognized striker as Daniel Sturridge has joined Merseyside club Liverpool today. Though Ba was not the prime target for the Londoners, but understanding that buying Atletico Madrid forward Radamel Falcao in the January transfer window is almost impossible, the club went for a cheaper yet excellent option elsewhere. Demba Ba has a release clause of £7 million stipulated in his contract when he was signed from West Ham in 2011. The Senegal international has been in tremendous form this season, netting 13 goals in the Premier League so far....
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