Chelsea fans are looking up with interest here in the Football Transfer Tavern after Metro claimed that it could well be one forward in, one forward out at Stamford Bridge.
It seems that since landing Diego Costa, Jose Mourinho has decided that he is willing to allow Demba Ba to leave and at a bargain price to boot.
The Blues are excited to move forward and are willing to let Ba leave for around £8 million. That is certainly a cut-price figure according to the majority of the punters in the tavern.
After being asked about the possibility of signing Ba, Besiktas president Fikret Orman claimed: “Demba Ba is an excellent player and we have been in talks with Chelsea for a long time over bringing him to Istanbul.
“Talks are ongoing, Chelsea initially wanted £10m for Ba, but we have negotiated a price we are happy with. We’ll tell the media once the final deal is done.”
Pictures of Ba already holding up his new Besiktas number 9 shirt have been doing the rounds on social media earlier this afternoon.
We think that Costa alone will not win a title for Mourinho and his men and if Ba is departing, we would expect another forward to join before the end of the transfer window.
Chelsea fans. Are you sad to see Ba go especially after his last gasp heroics last season? Let us know your thoughts below.
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