Chelsea striker Demba Ba is open to returning to Newcastle United this summer.

The Evening Chronicle says the Magpies are likely to be included on a list of potential suitors for the former Toon striker with Ba set for the exit door at Stamford Bridge this summer.

Newcastle have drawn up a summer shortlist of targets with a striker sitting at the top of it.

Chelsea would be looking to recoup the £7million they paid for the Senegal international 18 months ago.

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