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Pardew willing to cash in on Ba

27 December 2012 19:14

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is hopeful striker Demba Ba will not leave the club during the January transfer window.

The Senegalese forward reportedly has a minimum-fee release clause of seven million pounds in his contract, alerting the interest of several clubs in England and across Europe.

Pardew wants the 27-year-old to sign a new deal with Newcastle, but is prepared to cash in on him rather than risk talks over a new deal dragging on into next season.

Ba's contract expires at the end of the 2013/14 campaign.

Pardew told reporters: "I think he will stay, but there's a possibility he could go because of the clause that's still in force.

"Really and truly this window is the key, I think, because if Demba goes in this window, it will cause us a problem. We will either move Demba on or we will secure him in the summer.

"In the summer - I won't let it run until the summer. I'll do something about it."

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 4 +10 12
2 4 +3 9
3 4 +3 8
4 3 +2 7
5 4 +0 7
6 4 -1 7
7 4 +3 6
8 3 +2 5
9 4 +1 5
10 3 +0 4
11 4 -1 4
12 4 -1 4
13 4 -3 4
14 4 -3 4
15 4 -1 3
16 4 -2 3
17 4 -2 2
18 3 -3 2
19 4 -3 2
20 4 -4 2

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