New Liverpool boss Brendan Rogers is looking to bolster his attacking options by signing Demba Ba in a cut-price £7 million deal, according to The Daily Mail.
Ba, who netted 16 goals for the Magpies last season has a well publicised clause in his contract on Tyneside that allows him to leave his current club for a meagre price.
Having faced a tougher test than predicted to make Gylfi Sigurdsson his first signing at Anfield, Rodgers will now look to the Senegalese striker, whose value contractually cannot rise until the end of this month.
However, Alan Pardew will be in no hurry to dismantle a squad that performed well above expectations last season. 27-year old Ba was a major part in Newcastle’s success, forming an illusive partnership with compatriot Papiss Cisse at the spearhead of the Magpies team.
It is thought Liverpool will face some serious competition for Ba, with the rumour mill suggesting that Tottenham, Chelsea and French giants Paris St. Germain are all looking to take advantage of Ba’s bargain price. If Pardew and Co. can hold any interested suitors off until the end of the month, the clause in Ba’s contract would deteriorate and his value would increase significantly.