Chelsea star subject of £6m bid from Premier League rivals

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Chelsea striker Demba Ba appears to be attracting serious attention from one of his former clubs during the January transfer window.

According to the Daily Express, West Ham United - for whom the Senegalese striker featured during their ill-fated 2011/12 season - made an offer worth £6 million for Ba on Friday night.

The 28-year-old only joined Chelsea from Newcastle United in January, yet his year-long spell at Stamford Bridge has not been a prosperous one. 

Despite making a quick impact after being brought to London by Rafael Benitez, Ba has failed to have any long-term impact at the club and is evidently behind the likes of Fernando Torres and summer signing Samuel Eto'o in the Chelsea pecking order under popular Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho. 

The striker, who scored three goals in 11 appearances after joining Chelsea halfway through the 2012/13 campaign, has made just eight Premier League outings for the Blues so far this term - finding the net on just one solitary occasion against Southampton in early December.

A West Ham move for Ba would certainly appear to make some degree of sense, with Sam Allardyce's relegation threatened side having struggled for goals hugely in the absence of former Liverpool striker Andy Carroll.

Although the England international did recently return to training and West Ham completed a loan move for towering Monaco forward Lacina Traore yesterday, the Hammers will need all the help they can get if they are to avoid a desperate scrap to retain their Premier League status.

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