Newcastle face Serie A battle for cut-price striker - reports

Published Add your comment

Newcastle will reportedly have to lock horns with Fiorentina if they hope to sign West Ham striker Demba Ba.

The 26-year-old is expected to leave Upton Park this summer after the Hammers were relegated to the Npower Championship and, according to talkSPORT, Fiorentina and Newcastle are leading the race for his signature.

Newcastle are known to be in the market for a goalscoring reinforcements and the acquisition of Ba could prove to be a shrewd one by Alan Pardew.

The Senegal international found the net seven times in 12 games for the east Londoners after joining the club from Hoffenheim in January, with his exploits in front of goal seemingly alerting Newcastle to his potential availability.


However, West Ham and Newcastle are currently at loggerheads over Kevin Nolan after the former had a 'derisory' offer rejected by the Magpies for the 28-year-old.

New Hammers boss Sam Allardyce is keen to link up with his former charge - who he brought to Newcastle in 2009 - especially as Nolan stalls over signing a new deal at St James' Park.

The midfielder has rejected the offer of a two-year deal from Newcastle, and is reportedly holding out a new five-year contract.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Premier League
Newcastle United

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again