Remy 11-8 for Magpies move as Ba exit looms

LOIC REMY is 11-8 with Hills to sign for Newcastle this month as the Magpies look certain to go in search of more attacking options - and quickly - with Demba Ba set to complete a switch to Chelsea.

Ba has been left out of Newcastle's squad for Wednesday night's live Premier League home match against Everton after it was confirmed in the afternoon that the Blues have permission to talk to the Senegal striker after matching the £7m release-clause price tag in his contract, and Hills make the Marseille forward the most likely of their shortlist to be at St James' Park on February 1.

Nicolas Anelka, currently in Shanghai, and Vitesse Arnhem and Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Bony are both 4-1 with Hills to be snapped up by Alan Pardew in the transfer window while Wissam Ben Yedder is 5-1 to swap his Toulouse shirt for the Toon Army.

Lyon and France striker Bafetimbi Gomis and Crystal Palace and England starlet Wilfried Zaha are 6-1 to transfer to Tyneside this month. And other players quoted by the firm are Vedad Ibisevic and Danny Welbeck (both 7-1), Peter Odemwingie (9-1) and Ricky Lambert and Peter Crouch (both 12-1).

Hills have also chalked up a Ba-Fernando Torres Premier League goals match bet for the remainder of the season. Torres is 4-6 to score more with Ba at 11-10.



Match in Focus

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Real Madrid v Liverpool

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  • Real have won just one of their last four Champions League meetings against English opposition
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Real Madrid have lifted the Champions League in three of the past four seasons but they could struggle to retain their crown against a lively Liverpool. Real have been the dominant force in Europe, with last year’s 4-1 thumping of Juventus in the final in Cardiff showcasing their superiority. However, Zinedine Zidane’s men have not bumped into a front three like the Reds’ often - Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane have netted 29 of their 40 Champions League goals this season - and they are vulnerable to the counter-attack.



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