Chelsea striker Demba Ba, scorer of an all important winning goal against PSG in Champions League, has confirmed today that he is looking to leave Stamford Bridge.
British newspaper Sunday People has confirmed the quotes of the player by claiming that Demba Ba is determined to quit Chelsea in the summer claiming he has been driven to “breaking point” by his boss Jose Mourinho.
Ba has been a bit-part player for the Blues under Jose Mourinho, with the Stamford Bridge boss preferring either Fernando Torres or Samuel Eto’o in a lone striking role, with the Portuguese coach bemoaning his lack of options.
The Senegal international, who has made more substitute appearances than Premier League starts after his £7million move from Newcastle in January 2013, now appears keen to depart for pastures new.
Sunday People has also claimed that the French-born Senegal striker wants to join hometown club Paris Saint-Germain.
The 28-year-old said: “I’m looking to leave Chelsea. I want to play the full 90 minutes, get the maximum number of games and enjoy myself. I’ve not done that very much this season, and I doubt things will change for me here.
“I could well imagine myself at PSG. That is even though they have taken on a new dimension, and seem to be looking for international stars in the £50million bracket rather than steady performers costing £10m.
“But if PSG are looking for someone to play alongside Zlatan, then I’m their man.
“They will win the Champions League sooner or later, and not just the one time.
“Jose Mourinho has never explained his decisions to me. I am honestly surprised that I have been this patient. Earlier in my career I would have cracked up or blown a fuse.
“My friends Eden Hazard and Samuel Eto’o have been important. They told me not to give up.”
Ba added: “But Chelsea are at the top of the pyramid. If I leave them I mustn’t make a mistake.”
Mourinho has given ex-Newcastle striker Ba just two Premier League starts this season, plus 13 appearances from the bench. He hopes to face Swansea this afternoon.
News of Ba’s unrest comes as the Blues hierarchy is ready to offer captain John Terry a new one-year deal – but he will have to take a pay cut.
The centre-half, on £170,000 a week, has been an inspiration for Mourinho’s men in the Champions League and title race.
But he faces growing competition with the imminent arrival of French starlet Kurt Zouma.
The Senegal international, who was born just outside the French capital and supported PSG as a child, confirmed his intentions 3 days ago also, he told Le Parisien’s print edition he would welcome a switch to the Parc des Princes.
The former Hoffenheim, West Ham and Newcastle forward also revealed that a move to Ligue 1 was a prospect in the January transfer window, though it was one of PSG’s rivals who were the potential destination at the time.