Besiktas confirm €14m Chinese bid for West Brom target Demba Ba

Beşiktaş board member Ahmet Ürkmezgil has confirmed that the club have received a €14 million bid from Shanghai Shenhua for Demba Ba.

“Nothing has been agreed yet the Chinese side wants him for and have made us an offer of €14 million but nothing has been finalised as of yet,” Ürkmezgil told Radyospor.

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Beşiktaş vice-president Ahmet Nur Çebi recently revealed that the club would accept an offer of €14 million for the Senegalese international.

Ba however, appears reluctant to move to China and has his sights set on a return to the Premier League should he part ways with Beşiktaş.

The 29-year-old recently revealed that he believes he has another big move ahead of him and that a return to England could be on the cards.

“The fans in Turkey are very passionate and create a great atmosphere but it is no secret that the standard of football is of a lower quality than in England,” Ba told World Soccer.

“The way I left Chelsea was not ideal but that’s life. I am still young and I believe I have another big move left in my career. The Premier League interests me and I am keeping my options open.”

The Times reported that West Ham and West Brom are both interested in the 29-year-old striker.

Ba scored a career high 27 goals in all competitions last season for the Black Eagles after joining on a €6 million move from Chelsea.

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