Date: 30th December 2012 at 9:03pm
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Newcastle United striker Demba Ba is set for talks with Chelsea over a potential move to Stamford Bridge in the upcoming January transfer window.

It’s believed that the Blues are willing to trigger the Senegalese forward’s £7.5 million release clause to bring him to Stamford Bridge, according to various sources including Sky Sports and the Daily Mail.

Both Arsenal and Liverpool have been monitoring the 27-year-old’s situation but it seems as though Chelsea are in the driving seat, especially as Daniel Sturridge is on his way to Anfield, but this doesn’t mean the Gunners won’t try and make a late approach for Ba.

Chelsea’s number one target Rademel Falcao wants to end the season with his current club Atletico Madrid and with only one recognised centre-forward at the club, the club has to bring someone in and it looks as though Ba, who has scored 13 goals in the Premier League this season, is the man.

His arrival would certainly help Rafael Benitez as he’d finally have a player that can challenge Fernando Torres and also be rotated with him so he can get a rest, as he hasn’t really had any opportunity to have a breather so far this season. However, there is a concern over the player’s fitness as he has a knee problem which could be an issue but is common knowledge and unlikely to scupper the deal unless his condition has worsened.

What are your opinions on this potential transfer, would it represent good business on Chelsea’s part or would you be underwhelmed? Have your say in the comments section below

Source: Daily Mail