Chelsea join Arsenal in Ba battle

Chelsea are joining the battle for Newcastle United striker Demba Ba.

Chelsea are joining the battle for Newcastle United striker Demba Ba.

The Sunday Telegraph says Fernando Torres scored twice in Saturday’s 3-1 win at Sunderland, ending a barren league run which stretched back more than two months, but his goals won't stop Chelsea plans of boosting their strike-force next month.

Chelsea have joined Arsenal in the hunt for Newcastle United striker Demba Ba, who has a £7million release clause.

Ba is determined not to renegotiate the buy-out clause in his contract because he is personally due £2.5m of the £7m fee, should it be triggered, and because he also knows that Newcastle will not meet his demands of £70,000 a week should he agree a new contract.

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