Newcastle striker Ba to join Chelsea with £2M payoff

Newcastle United striker Demba Ba is set to join Chelsea with an extra £2 million in his bank account.
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Newcastle United striker Demba Ba is set to join Chelsea with an extra £2 million in his bank account.

The Daily Mail says Ba will be paid a £2million loyalty bonus by Newcastle United as he prepares to complete a dream move to Chelsea.

Ba’s agents staged talks with Chelsea last night and the European champions are expected to trigger his £7m January 1 release clause tomorrow.

Due to issues with one of his knees, Ba agreed to a basic weekly salary at Newcastle of £20,000 with another £20,000 bolted on top for appearances.

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