Ba set for Toon move

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Newcastle United have won the race for Demba Ba, Sky Sports sources understand.

Newcastle win race for West Ham striker

Newcastle United have won the race for Demba Ba, Sky Sports sources understand. A number of clubs have been tracking Ba since it emerged he could leave on a free transfer following West Ham's relegation from the Premier League. The Senegal international has been weighing up his options, but it emerged it was a straight fight between Everton and Newcastle. Ba has now decided that his future is best served on Tyneside, and Sky Sports sources understand he is now travelling to the North East. The 26-year-old will finalise his deal in the next 24 hours and could be confirmed as a Newcastle player before the weekend.

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