• Premier League

Ba admits interest in joining PSG

ESPN staff
January 9, 2012
Could Demba Ba be heading for Ligue 1 this month © PA Photos

Newcastle United striker Demba Ba has admitted that a move to French side Paris St Germain would be "enticing".

Speculation surrounding the in-form forward has escalated in recent days, after Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp revealed that there is a release clause in the 26-year-old's contract that seemingly allows him to leave St James' Park for a bid of less than £7m.

Clubs including Liverpool and Everton have been tipped for a January bid as a result, but Ba - who was born and raised in France - has now revealed he would be interested in joining PSG, the Qatari-owned club he supported as a boy.

However, Ba fears his involvement in the African Cup of Nations this month with Senegal will make completing a transfer very difficult.

"Yes, why not? It's possible. I have always supported PSG, and it's a club that is enticing," Ba told French radio station RMC, when asked about moving to the French side. "But it will be difficult to do that in January.

"I'm in Newcastle, fans like me, and then the transfer market will be closed when I go back, so I'm not focused on it.

"My first goal is the [African Cup of Nations], and getting a good result, then I want to continue playing good games for Newcastle."

Ba has been an instrumental figure for the Magpies so far this season, scoring 15 goals in 19 Premier League appearances.

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