Demba Ba speculation frustrates Newcastle's Alan Pardew

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew says all the speculation surrounding the future of Demba Ba is unfair on the player.

Pardew says he is hopeful the Senegalese striker will remain at Newcastle during the transfer window and adds that the former West Ham forward has been offered a new contract.

Ba's representatives were said to have held talks with Chelsea on Sunday, talks that have since been described as unproductive.