Newcastle won't cave into Ba demands

The future of Newcastle United striker Demba Ba remains in doubt.

The future of Newcastle United striker Demba Ba remains in doubt.

The Telegraph says Ba is set to start against Norwich City on Sunday despite doubts over his long-term commitment to the club following their refusal to renegotiate his contract.

Having touted him across the continent over the summer in an attempt to get someone to activate a £7 million release clause, Ba’s advisers have since asked managing director Derek Llambias to extend and improve his £50,000-a-week contract.

Llambias has spoken to them, but with more than 18-months left to run on his current deal, and with Ba looking for at least parity with top earner and captain Fabricio Coloccini, who earns in excess of £60,000-a-week, the talks were brief.

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