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Chelsea given permission to talk to Newcastle striker Ba

Newcastle striker Demba Ba is the Magpies' top scorer this season. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Chelsea have been given permission by Newcastle to talk to their striker Demba Ba about moving to Stamford Bridge. The 27 year-old Senegalese striker has a clause in his contract which allows him to talk to other clubs if a bid of £7m is made.

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