Demba Ba only wants move to England, despite confirmed Shanghai offer

Former Newcastle striker Ba has been linked with West Brom, Crystal Palace and West Ham.

Ba looks set to leave Besiktas this summer, and a report in NTVSpor has suggested that all three English clubs interested in signing him have been handed a boost.

Although the Turkish outfit have accepted a £10 million offer from Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua for his services, Ba only wants a move to England, and Besiktas are willing to sanction a move should any club match their £10m asking price.

This has given a boost to all three interested parties, with West Brom, West Ham and Crystal Palace all said to be keen on signing him.

The Sun claimed interest in Ba from the Hammers, whilst the Times reported that West Brom also want him, before Eurosport suggested that Alan Pardew was keen to reunite with his former Newcastle striker at Crystal Palace.

None of the clubs have yet to submit offers for him, and it remains to be seen as to whether they formalise their interest into concrete approaches.

With Ba only looking for a move to England, this should pique the interest of all three Premier League sides, knowing that if they match the asking price he is sure to agree to a deal. There are no indications as to which club Ba would prefer to move to, but it is likely he will sign for whichever club moves first to offer him a return to England.

All that is left to do is for any club to match the £10 million asking price, which for a 30-year-old striker, with injury issues, is high. However, Ba has a proven goalscoring record in English football, and is well suited to the Premier League style, making him a wise purchase for whichever club decides to move for him.

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