Newcastle, Spurs and West Ham in €10m fight for ex-Chelsea ace - who should he choose?

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According to reports in Turkey, Demba Ba could be set for an early return to England.

The transfer rumour mill is in overdrive already, with the January transfer window drawing ever closer - and most of the Premier League clubs being linked with big New Year additions.

An early player linked with a shock return to England is ex-Chelsea striker Demba Ba, who only left Stamford Bridge for Besiktas in the summer.

The Senegalese international was sold as part of Jose Mourinho's striking overhaul in West London, with his poor goal tally for the Blues costing him in light of the arrivals of Diego Costa, Didier Drogba and Loic Remy.

Yet so far, Ba has smashed ten goals in just 14 games for the Turkish giants, becoming the spearhead of Slaven Bilic's side since his arrival.

Those goalscoring exploits have unsurprisingly sparked interest in his services, and reports in Turkey suggest that Tottenham, as well as two of his former clubs, want to bring him back to the Premier League after less than six months away.

Ba first made his name in England with West Ham United, scoring seven goals in just 13 games in the Hammers' failed battle against relegation in 2011.

Those goals led to his big move to Newcastle, and with 29 goals in 58 games, he achieved an impressive one goal every other game ratio - and now, both clubs allegedly want to sign him.

With Spurs, West Ham and Newcastle reportedly interested in a €10m move, which club would be the best destination for him?

The situation at Newcastle is always volatile, but he'd make a great partner for Spanish prodigy Ayoze Perez, whilst the 29-year-old would almost certainly offer more than Emmanuel Adebayor in the Tottenham attack.

However, West Ham have found a dangerous front two in Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia and should move forward with those two, whilst the return of Andy Carroll is also a boost.

For an immediate shot at European football, Tottenham would be the best bet, offering him a return to London in the process, and it's unlikely that Newcastle can give him European football in the immediate future.

The Newcastle fans may adore him and welcome him back with open arms, but for this stage in his career, a move to White Hart Lane is best for Ba.

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