Besiktas confirm West Ham target Demba Ba in talks with Chinese giants following €14m bid

Beşiktaş have released a statement on the stock exchange that Demba Ba is in talks with Chinese giants Shanghai Shenhua.

The statement read: “Shanghai Shenhua are in talks with Demba Ba.”

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Süper Lig clubs generally release statements of this nature as a formality before disclosing the completion of the transfer.

The Chinese giants are reported to have reached an agreement for a €14 million transfer on a €7 million per-season salary.

The Senegalese international has arrived in China to finalise talks, undergo a medical and sign with Shenhua.

The move has come as a surprise as Ba was rumoured to be holding out for a Premier League return. Ba recently stated that he would consider a move back to England if an offer was made and the Times linked West Ham with the former Hammers striker.

The Mirror recently wrote that West Brom had entered talks with the Senegalese international. West Brom had also been closely linked with a move for the Senegalese international.