What More Can Demba Ba Do?

07 July 2012 11:09
Despite Malcolm Macdonald and other former Newcastle players demanding Demba Ba put transfer rumours to bed ... has the striker ever said he wanted to leave?

Ba has AGAIN played down speculation linking him with a move away from St James' Park this summer.  The Senegal international, who returned for pre-season training with the Magpies on Thursday, has interest from several clubs ... including Manchester United, Liverpool and Turkish giants Galatasaray.

Ba, who joined Newcastle on a free transfer last summer after departing West Ham, has a release clause in his contract thought to be worth £7million, which could encourage clubs to come knocking.

But the 27-year-old has cooled talk surrounding his future, telling his official Twitter account: "So much stuff about me lately. Rumours are rumours! Just forget about it."

At the end of the day, what more can the player do?