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

The Telegraph says talks took place between officials and Ba's representatives last night with further decisions to take place. According to Ba's representatives, the two parties are some distance apart on wages, but there remains a strong desire on both sides to reach an agreement.

A clause in Ba's contract means Alan Pardew is powerless to prevent the 27 year-old's departure from St James' Park and it is understood Chelsea are also willing to pay a further £2m in agents' fees to get the deal done.