Inter Milan have asked Chelsea about the availability of Demba Ba.

The People says the two clubs have already been locked in talks as the Blues look to snap up midfielder Fredy Guarin.

Chelsea would have to pay £15million for the Colombia star - but during ­discussions it is understood Inter have begun to show an interest in the availability of striker Ba.

The Senegal frontman could leave Stamford Bridge next month, despite joining only last January from Newcastle.

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