Magpies rubbish Ba reports
Striker has not signed for Galatasaray
Last Updated: June 14, 2012 4:26pm
Demba Ba: Interested parties can trigger a transfer clause in the striker's contract
Sky Sports understands that reports claiming Demba Ba has left Newcastle and signed for Galatasaray are wide of the mark.
Italian media reported on Thursday that the Senegal international was on his way out of St James' Park.
Speculation suggested that a deal had been agreed with Turkish outfit Galatasaray.
It is common knowledge that Ba has a clause in his contract that can be activated up until 31st July.
Interested parties can trigger that clause by matching a pre-determined transfer fee.
Ba has offered little indication as to where he sees his future, leaving Newcastle sweating on his continued involvement on Tyneside.
The Magpies have, however, dismissed rumours that have suggested a deal has been done with Galatasaray and insist that the striker, who netted 16 times during his debut season for the club in 2011/12, is not for sale.