Demba Ba

Ba was fast becoming a bit of a hero for Newcastle before his move to Chelsea midway through last season. His £8m release clause had made the deal seem like something of a coup at the time, but unfortunately the Senegalese striker has failed to make much of an impact in West London. The man who scored 29 goals in 54 games for the Toon may well have been the incisive frontman that they needed and a deal around the £7m mark may well have seemed decent business. With the return perhaps feeling like something of a defeat for Ba, he has remained on the Chelsea payroll for this season.

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