Chelsea are in negotiations with Demba Ba’s representatives

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Chelsea were tonight in negotiations with the representatives of Demba Ba over a move for the Senegalese striker, with the Newcastle United manager, Alan Pardew, admitting that he is powerless to keep him at St James' Park.

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Rafa Benitez’s start with Chelsea was put into context yesterday

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David Luiz hoping to disappoint Corinthians fans in Club World Cup final

Chelsea take on Brazilian side on Sunday

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Chelsea defender David Luiz

Chelsea defender David Luiz open to midfield switch

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Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill

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