Alan Pardew admits to having doubts about the future of star striker Demba Ba, that’s according to the London Evening Standard.
Pardew has said that the club are ‘vulnerable’ to losing one of their prized assets in the January transfer window as he currently has a £7 million release clause in his contract.
It is also being suggested that the Senegalese international is not overly happy at Newcastle at the moment and is slightly confused to the management of the club.
Ba of course started last season flying, but after returning from the African Cup of Nations in January, had a dip in form and was sometimes being played out wide due to the arrival and form of Papiss Cisse.
The 27-year-old has started this campaign very well though and scored three goals in the English Premier League. He came on as a second-half substitute against Everton on Monday evening and scored a brace to rescue a point for the Magpies.
It is though that Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are the teams that will keep tabs on Ba between now and January. If he can continue his goal-scoring form, he would be a bargain for many clubs at £7 million.