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Newcastle determined to sort out Ba future one way or another

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is looking to sort out the future of star striker Demba Ba as soon as he can.

The January transfer window sees the Senegalese ace's £7million release clause in his contract open up again and although Pardew is confident of keeping him, he wants to end the worry and frustration that comes with having such a player at his club by either securing or selling him in the summer.

"Really and truly this window is the key, I think, because if Demba goes in this window, it will cause us a problem," the Toon boss said.

"I think he will stay, but there's a possibility he could go because of the clause that's still in force.

"In the summer, I won't let it run until the summer. I'll do something about it.

"We will either move Demba on or we will secure him in the summer."

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