Despite netting a number of crucial goals of late, Demba Ba found himself on the substitutes bench once again as Chelsea succumbed to a shock home defeat against Sunderland. Vital strikes against Paris Saint-Germain and Swansea City have evidently not been enough to convince Jose Mourinho that the striker deserves an extended run in his starting eleven.

Samuel Eto’o was preferred to Ba at the weekend and Fernando Torres was selected for the crucial Champions League tie at Atletico Madrid. Mourinho’s displeasure with all of the strikers currently at his disposal has been well documented and it would appear that Ba remains third choice in his manager’s thinking.

With a bid allegedly lodged for Diego Costa, the Senegalese striker is likely to depart Stamford Bridge in the summer. Boasting an impressive track record in the Premier League with thirty six goals in just sixty six appearances for West Ham and Newcastle, competition should be fierce for the forward’s signature.

Bearing this in mind, here are FOUR Premier League clubs that should move for Ba.

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Newcastle United