Striker’s proposed Chelsea move breaks down?

Pints were nearly dropped yesterday in the Football Transfer Tavern when it was reported that Chelsea were in talks with Demba Ba’s representatives, but today The Sun claim the move has broken down.

If our landlord had a pound for every time Ba’s release clause had been mentioned this month I’m pretty sure he could retire, yet it is said that the player one of the hottest properties around this January. In case you have been hiding under a rock, Ba is available for £7.5 million and with the goals the striker bags the fee is pretty cheap.

Arsenal had been seen as the most likely to sign the forward, yet Chelsea seemingly beat them to the post, however now it has been claimed that there are five family members and agents who want some of the £2.5 million Ba gains from the move, which of course would leave the Toon with £5 million for the player who has been a revelation and their top scorer.

The negotiations with Chelsea did not come close to what Ba, his family and representatives wanted, thus negotiations broke down totally. Given that silly season is set to commence (aka – the January transfer window!), expect a whole more host of clubs being linked to Ba in a transfer that seems so simple, yet so complex all at the same time.

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