Report: West Ham and West Brom target Demba Ba set for mega money China switch

The Senegalese striker is all set to join Shanghai Shenhua.

According to a report from Fanatik in Turkey West Ham and West Brom transfer target Demba Ba is set to make a move to China, not England this summer.

The report claims that Shanghai Shenhua are all set to finalise a move for the former Chelsea player, for a whopping fee of €14 million (£9.8 million).

Ba will earn around £3.5 million a year in China and the deal has reportedly been thrashed out in Paris. He will not be the first former Chelsea striker to play for the club. Nicolas Anelka and Didier Drogba both spent troubled spells with the club.

Earlier today, a representative of Ba's had informed HITC Sport that a return to England was unlikely - despite recent links to the contrary.

It had been reported recently that West Ham wanted to bring him back to Upton Park.

Ba, who scored seven goals in 13 games at West Ham in 2011, played under new West Ham boss Slaven Bilic at Besiktas last season.

West Brom boss Tony Pulis has other ideas, according to The Times.

They reported that Baggies boss Pulis wanted to bring in Ba, to add some goals to his side next season.

He is of course no stranger to Ba's abilities. He tried signing him for Stoke City but was advised not to do so by the medical staff at the club just prior to his move to West Ham.

Now it seems neither of them are in luck, as Ba heads to China.

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