Liverpool are pushing over a January deal for Newcastle United striker Demba Ba.

The People says Anfield counterpart Brendan Rodgers is desperate to land another frontman in the New Year window with £10m Fabio Borini out with a broken foot.

The Irishman has urged the club's American owners to make cash available to find a striking partner for Luis Suarez.

The fact Ba's £7m release clause is re-activated in just over two months has heightened interest in his services as is the news the Senegal striker isn't off to the African Nations Cup.