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Torres injury stopped Ba Turkey move

ESPN staff
January 24, 2014
Demba Ba has just three goals to his name this season © Getty Images

Chelsea striker Demba Ba was on his way to Turkish club Trabzonspor until teammate Fernando Torres suffered a knee injury against Manchester United last weekend.

Trabzonspor president Ibrahim Haciosmanoglu said a £7 million deal to sign Ba had been in place until Torres, a substitute in the 3-1 win over United, was hurt.

After his injury, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho confirmed: "The next few weeks is Demba and Samuel [Eto'o], and I hope they do well for us."

And that has left Trabzonspor needing to look elsewhere, with Haciosmanoglu telling reporters: "We had agreed terms with Demba Ba."

However, the Turkish club may still revive a move for Ba during the summer transfer window.

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