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Chelsea and Besiktas won't deal on Demba Ba

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Chelsea striker Demba Ba is still looking for a move away from Chelsea, while Besiktas are still looking for a big name signing after the Turkish club withdrew their interest in the Senegal international.

The Daily Star reported that despite Besiktas president Fikret Orman holding discussions with Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay, the two clubs failed to come to an agreement, with the Turkish club, deciding they will no longer pursue interest in the striker.

Onder Ozen, the director of football at Besiktas told the media: " Fikret Orman met twice with the CEO of Chelsea however, a deal did not materialise. We are no longer interested in Ba."

Ba, drew attention from a host of clubs during his successful two-year spell at Newcastle which saw him score 29 goals in 54 appearances however in a just over a year and a half at Chelsea, the striker has only featured on 33 occasions with limited success.

With the pending arrival of £32 million Spanish international, Diego Costa, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich will need to recoup some of the investment which will include getting rid of the Senegalese striker.

Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard and David Luiz have all left Stamford Bridge and Ba is determined to follow suit.

Chelsea have reportedly requested £7 million for the striker which could have been a contributing factor in the Turkish club withdrawing their interest, however the problem for Ba is his lack of regular football and at 29-years old he could be a risk at that price.

Alternatively Besiktas, who have opened talks with 33-year old Samuel Eto'o, feel the Cameroon star is a better option at £6.5 million per year!

Former Everton defender and Basiktas coach Slaven Bilic, has been searching for a marquee signing for some time now and has so far expressed an interest in Joleon Lescott and Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis.

What Ba needs is a loan move out and a few goals under his belt, or perhaps a little help from Abramovich involving a drop in price, which would encourage some more interest.

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