Besiktas are ready to pounce for Chelsea striker Demba Ba.

As soon as Chelsea close a deal for Atletico Madrid powerhouse Diego Costa, Besiktas will be given the green light to sign Ba.

Besiktas board member, Deniz Atalay, revealed the club's intentions to snap up the Senegal striker.

Atalay said: "We have been linked with a lot of players but the only player we are interested in right now is Demba Ba.

"We have made an enquiry for Ba however, Chelsea have not decided whether they want to keep hold of him next season."

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