There have been rumblings all day that Arsenal are trying to bring in Demba Ba from Chelsea to back up Olivier Giroud. The main holdup, reportedly, is the loan fee.
More on Arsenal's move for Demba Ba. The Blues are said to want a £3m loan fee for the striker, Arsenal have tabled £1.5m: #SkyDeadlineDay— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) September 2, 2013
Well, if the following is true, it's possible the deal is closer than expected. Marca's deadline day liveblog says:
Según informa 'La Gazzetta dello Sport', Demba Ba ya ha pasado el reconocimiento médico con el Arsenal.
In English, Baxter.
As reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport ', Demba Ba has already passed a medical with Arsenal.
It's a report of a report, so take it with a grain of salt. But I think Ba would be a good option up front, especially if other deals we've been talking about all day go through. But we'll see if anything actually comes of this. Right now, I'm ready to wait for a bit.