Chelsea Manchester United and Tottenham could soon become tangled in a transfer triumvirate sparked by Roma’s interest in Demba Ba which is reported by L’Equipe via Eurosport on Wednesday. Roma are said to be in London to discuss multiple transfer deals with Chelsea striker Ba on the agenda as a potential replacement for Spurs target Erik Lamela. L’Equipe reports that Roma are currently in the English capital to negotiate with Spurs over the future of £29 million-rated forward Lamela who is tipped by the Daily Mail to move to White Hart Lane by the end of the week. TMW also provides details on Roma’s transfer activity via Football Italia with Roma potentially set to offload three players while returning to Italy with the signature of Ba. Roma are discussing Erik Lamela and Marco Borriello in London but also a bid for Chelsea’s Demba Ba. Giallorossi director of sport Walter Sabatini is in London for several different negotiations with Premier League clubs. He is listening to Tottenham’s €35 million proposal for Argentine forward Lamela and possibly also midfielder Miralem Pjanic. Borriello is discussed with Fulham for a loan move to Craven Cottage. According to TMW Roma are also looking to bring a player back from this trip as they are targeting Chelsea hitman Ba. Should the Lamela-to-Spurs and Ba-to-Roma deals come to fruition it would give Chelsea the ideal platform on which to make one last effort to lure Wayne Rooney from Manchester United to Stamford Bridge. The Blues currently have a plethora of forward options for the lone striker role with Fernando Torres Romelu Lukaku and Ba all contesting one spot in the Chelsea lineup. Torres got the nod in the opening game of the season against Aston Villa while Lukuka was the most impressive of the three players during Chelsea’s preseason. However Jose Mourinho has made it abundantly clear that he wishes to complete his Chelsea jigsaw with the capture of United forward Rooney who is expected to become the subject of a £40 million offer before the end of the transfer window.
Roma Move for Demba Ba May Spark Wayne Rooney Deal
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