Demba Ba to complete Newcastle move

Demba Ba is expected to complete his move from West Ham to Newcastle today.

The striker became free to talk to other clubs after the Hammers’ relegation activated a clause in his contract. He arrived at St James’s Park for negotiations and a medical yesterday.

The Senegalese player made seven goals from 13 appearances last season after joining in January.

Meanwhile, former Magpies captain Kevin Nolan has moved in the other direction while Alan Pardew also has sights set on Swansea’s Neil Taylor.

1Newcastle UnitedNewcastle14101330111931
2Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton14842189928
3Huddersfield TownHuddersfield149141612428
4Norwich CityNorwich148332619727
5Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds147341615124
6Bristol City147252115623
7Birmingham CityBirmingham146531916323
9Preston North EndPreston146261817120
10Leeds UnitedLeeds146261415-120
13Queens Park RangersQPR145451619-319
15Burton Albion144551818017
16Aston Villa143831414017
17Ipswich TownIpswich144551012-217
18Wolverhampton WanderersWolves144461617-116
19Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest144372427-315
20Cardiff CityCardiff144371322-915
21Derby CountyDerby14356711-414
22Blackburn RoversBlackburn143381422-812
23Wigan AthleticWigan142571316-311
24Rotherham UnitedRotherham1413101433-196