Newcastle are reportedly interested in bringing striker Demba Ba back to the club on a season-long loan deal despite the striker only leaving to join Chelsea last January, according to the Daily Mail.
Ba joined Newcastle two years ago from West Ham United and went on to score 29 goals in 54 appearances. His goalscoring exploits caught the eye of Premier League title rivals Chelsea, with the Blues later meeting his release clause.
The Senegalese striker has yet to really show his goalscoring credentials since his arrival at Stamford Bridge, and with Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o reportedly in advanced talks with Chelsea over a move this summer, Ba could be made surplus to requirements. Newcastle have been said to have offered him a way out of Chelsea by enquiring as to his availability.
Ba was left out of the significant fixture against Manchester United on Monday night, though he did manage to play 65 minutes in Chelsea's 2-1 victory against Aston Villa last week. Many have suggested that strikers Fernando Torres and Romelu Lukaku are ahead of Ba in the pecking order.
The Toon have already brought in striker Loic Remy on a season-long loan deal from Championship club Queens Park Rangers this summer and could further add to their striking options with the possible addition of Bafetimbi Gomis. The Magpies have reportedly re-opened talks with the Lyon striker after failing to agree on personal terms earlier this transfer window.
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has indicated that he would like the club to be involved in further activity in the transfer window, possibly meaning further arrivals at the club. It appears Newcastle are looking to have a prolific frontline this season with the potential signings of Gomis and Ba.
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