Chelsea have signed striker Demba Ba from Newcastle on a three-and-a-half year deal for an undisclosed fee, reports BBC Sport. "It feels good to be here, I'm very happy and very proud," the 27-year-old told the Chelsea club website.

"It was important for me, and for Newcastle, to get my future sorted and now we can move on."

The Senegal striker added: "Now they have the whole month to buy someone. Now I am here I just need to get settled in.

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