Reports from Russia are claiming that Rubin Kazan have made a £7million bid for Newcastle striker Demba Ba.

Ba has a £7million release clause in his contract and according to the Chronicle there are six days left in which the clause can be triggered.

The Chronicle go on to claim that no contact has actually been made between both clubs which suggests that this could be nothing more than pure speculation.

Demba has previously publically stated how happy he is at Newcastle. He is key to our upcoming season and let’s hope that Mike Ashley will resist any big money bids and do the right thing for the club on this matter.