With Fernando Torres and Samuel Eto'o also vying for the centre-forward position at Stamford Bridge, Demba Ba's chances of becoming first choice were never great.
However, he has failed to show the form Premier League fans know he is capable of when given the chance by Jose Mourinho and a sale this January would not be in the least bit surprising.
Ba is a good striker and, when in form, he can be extremely dangerous, so he could be a useful signing for many a club in Europe. Arsenal were linked with a loan move in the summer, but Chelsea are unlikely to agree to strengthening a title rival.
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