Rumour: Harry eyes Ba

Newcastle striker Demba Ba is a man in demand. Photo: PA

QPR manager Harry Redknapp has been given the green light from club chairman Tony Fernandes to sign striker Demba Ba from Newcastle United when the transfer window reopens in January.

Ba is still trying to agree a new, improved deal with Newcastle but if the Ivorian goal-getter doesn't get what he wants, he may look at his options mid-season.