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Tottenham Favourites To Land £7m Demba Ba
Tottenham are lining up a £7m move for Newcastle United striker Demba Ba, according to the Telegraph.
Ba has only been at Newcastle for 12 months after making a free transfer move from West Ham last summer, but has been a huge hit on tyneside. The Senegal striker hit 15 goals last season to help guide the Geordies to a fifth place finish and secure Europa League football next season.
However, this impressive form has lead to interest from several clubs including Tottenham, and the Telegraph report that the North London outfit are clear favourites to land the striker and are ready to trigger the players release clause by submitting a £7m bid this summer.
The 26-year-old was touted for a move to White Hart Lane in January, when Harry Redknapp openly admitted his admiration for him, but with Louis Saha released and Spurs yet to seal a permanent deal for Emmanuel Adebayor, it seems Redknapp has turned his attention to Ba.
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Jermaine Defoe is also unsettled and the Telegraph suggest the England forward may move on this summer paving the way for Marseille striker Loic Remy to come in and forge a new-look strike force alongside Ba.
The only stumbling block that may prevent the former Hoffenheim striker from joining Spurs are concerns over the players knee. Ba has been plagued by knee injuries in his career and even failed a medical ahead of a proposed move to Stoke back in 2011.
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