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Chelsea transfers: Leicester plot Ba bid
25th June 2013 6:30am BST
Leicester City have made an audacious bid to take Chelsea striker on loan next season.
The Senegal international’s future at Stamford Bridge has come under scrutiny since the return of manager Jose Mourinho as the Portuguese is thought to prefer Romelu Lukaku - who he believes could be the new Didier Drogba for the Blues.
Leicester finished sixth in the Championship but lost their play-off semi-final to Watford in the dying minutes at the end of last season and SportsDirect News has learned that the Foxes hope that the lure of regular football could convince the 28-year-old to drop down a league for a temporary stint.
Such a deal would be regarded as a massive coup for Leicester and Ba may still believe he can cut it at Stamford Bridge.
But he will have to share the striking role at the club with Fernando Torres and face more competition from Lukaku next term.