After a few amazing appearances in the Premiership for Newcastle United, 26-year-old Senegal striker Demba Ba has caught the eye of numerous big clubs and Arsenal are rumoured to be going against Liverpool for the signature of the striker.
Ba has a £10 million release clause so it wouldn’t be hard for neither Arsenal nor Liverpool to meet the transfer fee, but according to Toon officials the striker won’t be leaving the club any time soon.
“We have talked to both the player and his agent and they have insisted that Demba Ba is happy here and has no intention of leaving.
“He was married the day before he arrived here and his family are settled on Tyneside.”
Liverpool wants to get Ba as a replacement for Suarez who will spend quite a while off the pitch, and Arsenal needs a replacement for Chamakh who hasn’t been finding his pace lately and is expected to leave either during this month or in the summer with Bordeaux and PSG on his tail.
The single questions which still needs answering now is whether Ba would make a good striking couple with Robin Van Persie who is accustomed to play next to a target man as he does the same at the Netherland national squad where he plays next to Huntelaar.