Arsenal hope to keep Chelsea striker Demba Ba in England this season.

Ba is a January target for Turkey's Besiktas.

But the Daily Express says Arsenal remain keen on the Senegalese striker as back-up for Olivier Giroud.

The Gunners last-minute loan move for Ba over the summer failed because Chelsea did not wish to aid a rival, and it remains to be seen whether anything has changed in the interim that would allow the player to make the move to the Emirates in January.

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