Former Chelsea striker linked with €14m move to Shanghai Shenhua

Beşiktaş striker Demba Ba has been linked with a €14m transfer to Chinese giants Shanghai Shenhua according to the Vatan newspaper.

Ba would become the second former Chelsea striker to join Shanghai after Didier Drogba.

Crystal Palace are also preparing a bid for the Beşiktaş striker according to Eurosport Turkey.

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The Senegalese international scored a total of 28 goals and provided seven assists in all competitions this season.

The experienced also broke a personal best scoring 18 league goals for the first time in a single season in his career.

Beşiktaş finished the league season in third place and will play in the Europa League next season.

The Istanbul giants knocked Liverpool out of the Europa League Round of 32 on penalties under Slaven Bilic last season and were undefeated against English opposition at home – including games against Tottenham in Arsenal at Istanbul.

Ba joined Beşiktaş from Chelsea last season and still has another three years left on his contract with the Black Eagles.