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Ba fails Stoke medical, Hammers ready

January 14, 2011
By Harry Harris, Football Correspondent
Stoke City's £7.1 million move for Demba Ba has broken down after he failed a medical, though West Ham are ready to step in and make a renewed offer for the Hoffenheim striker.

Ba, 25, had been in Stoke as the Potters looked to tie up a deal, but after being put through his paces at the club's Clayton Wood training ground, he was told the bad news.

Stoke chief executive Tony Scholes said: "Having agreed all the financial terms of the deal with Hoffenheim and the player, he ...

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