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Chelsea: Fiorentina want Blues striker on loan

Chelsea: Fiorentina want Blues striker on loan

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by Mark Brus

8th January 2014 3:09pm GMT

  

Fiorentina are hoping to sign Demba Ba on loan from Chelsea as cover for their injured strike force, it has emerged.

The Italian giants are set to be without key forwards Mario Gomez and Giuseppe Rossi for lengthy periods, and have been linked with several signings to aid their problems upfront.

The club also lost Stevan Jovetic to Manchester City over the summer, and now find themselves in desperate need of short-term cover.

Ba has not featured regularly for Chelsea this season, and SportsDirect News understands that Fiorentina are hopeful of striking a deal with the Stamford Bridge club.

The Senegal international, 28, nearly joined Arsenal on loan in the summer transfer window, but Chelsea will be keen not to let him leave to another English club.

Another Serie A side in Roma were also linked with Ba in the recent past, but appear to have cooled their interest in the former Newcastle United man.

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