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Newcastle face only banking £5M from Ba sale

Newcastle United will only rake in £5 million from the sale of Demba Ba in January.

The Sun says Ba has a clause in his contract stating he can go if a club offer £7.5m - but £2.5m of that will go to the player himself.

That leaves Toon boss Alan Pardew with virtually nothing to spend on a top-class replacement.

Ba, 27, has resisted all efforts to get him to sign a new deal which would scrap that £7.5m clause.

And his main reason for rejecting Toon's offers is that agreement in his current deal which entitles him to the £2.5m pay-off.

Now Pardew is resigned to losing 11-goal Ba when the transfer window opens next week.

Arsenal, QPR and Paris St Germain are all keen on the Senegal hitman, who joined Newcastle on a free transfer from West Ham 18 months ago.

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