Date: 11th January 2012 at 3:28pm
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Demba Ba - not coming to Old Trafford.....

Demba - not coming to Old Trafford.....

Who would have though it, a footballer’s agent pretending that were interested in his client to try and bump up any potential fee. Whatever next? Well how about someone who isn’t even the player’s agent, making up in a bizarre bid to try and get involved in some form of deal.

The Sun notes:

Armand Doorn, who claims to be dealing on behalf of the red-hot striker, claims United are on Ba’s trail.

But Ba, who has 15 Premier League goals this season, insists Doorn is not his agent and has told him to put a sock in it.

The hitman tweeted: “Really, I don’t know how desperate this “Armand Doorn” can be to talk like he’s my agent!

“He’s nothing for me. Stop lying and show respect.”

A spokesman for Ba’s management team also rubbished Doorn’s claims and said Ba “feels good” at Newcastle.

He said: “Armand Doorn is not Demba’s agent. Alex Gontran is the only person who can speak on his behalf and Newcastle have not had an offer for him.

“Demba feels good at Newcastle, he has just started something there. There is a release clause in his contract but the figure will remain confidential.

“If a club wants to speak to Demba, then they must go to Newcastle first. We respect the process.”

The Ba to United suggestion actually appealed to quite a few but I have to confess I’m not too mad about the idea of signing a striker. Ba is a quality player, but do we really need to sign a striker, when we’ve got the likes of Chicharito, Dimitar and Wayne Rooney at our disposal? At 26 Ba’s not exactly a youngster and doesn’t fit on with United’s recent policy of buying younger - bar Young of course- so it would be a huge surprise if Sir Alex did make the Newcastle star his next signing.