Newcastle United striker Demba Ba has rejected a new contract offer.

The People says Newcastle are ready to smash their wage structure for Ba - but the Senegal striker is turning his nose up at the latest 70-grand-a-week offer.

The Toon hierarchy have told Ba they will make him Newcastle's highest paid player on £5,000 more than influential skipper Fabricio Coloccini.

But the deal has been turned down by Ba and his army of advisers who want £90,000 a week.