The Chelsea fans sat in the Football Transfer Tavern this afternoon are looking surprised with the claim from the Metro who think that Demba Ba will stay at Chelsea.
The forward has been linked away from the Blues since the arrival of Jose Mourinho and despite the club’s obvious pursuit of Wayne Rooney, Ba thinks that he can stay and force his way into the starting line up. The player himself was speaking during the pre season tour of Asia and claimed that
‘I will stay,’
‘I think we need competition and we welcome the best players in this club.
‘More competition is going to make me better anyway. All players want to play, not only centre forwards.
‘We will all work in the same direction, for the club, to try and win the games.’
Of course Ba does not only have to worry about the competition from the possible arrival of Rooney but also the current players in Fernando Torres who seems to have rediscovered his form, and also the prolific Romelu Lukaku, who Jose Mourinho has admitted could well lead the line this season after his performances in pre season.
Ba has only been at the club for half a season since his January arrival from Newcastle and feels that given a full season to show what he can do, the Blues will want to keep him.
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