Chelsea see Ba talks stall

Chelsea's move for Newcastle United striker Demba Ba has stalled.

Chelsea's move for Newcastle United striker Demba Ba has stalled.

PA Sport says club officials met the 27-year-old's representatives on Sunday night, but that the deal on the table did not come close to meeting the point where he would consider leaving St James' Park.

However, while the Ba camp has indicated that the Senegal international does not now expect to be playing his football at Stamford Bridge next month, it is likely that the impasse represents only the initial skirmish in a battle which could run and run.

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