Everton have lost out in the race to sign Demba Ba, as the frontman elects to join Premier League rivals Newcastle United.

Although he has yet to officially put pen to paper for the Toon, he is widely believed to sign the dotted line at St. James´ Park, leaving relegated West Ham United.

Ba has made an instant impact in the Premier League since his January move to Upton Park, however doubts still remain about his fitness due to the striker failing two medicals during potential transfers already in his fledgling career.

Even with those concerns in mind, Everton tried valiantly to secure the Senegalese international, but the attempt has proven to be futile.

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