Demba Ba has hit back at claims from an agent claiming he represents the Newcastle United striker and that Manchester United have demonstrated an interest in his services.
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Ba, 26, has been a revelation since joining Newcastle from West Ham on a free transfer last summer, scoring 15 goals in 19 Premier League matches for Alan Pardew's side.
His form has led to rumours he could be the subject of a January swoop, amid suggestions from Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp the forward's release clause is less than £7 million.
And on Wednesday, Armand Doorn, claiming to be a member of Ba's management team headed by the player's brother, suggested the Red Devils were one of a number of clubs considering lodging a bid for the Senegal international.
However, responding to the quotes, Ba posted on his Twitter account: "Really, I don't know how desperate this "armand doorn" can be to talk like he's my agent!! He's nothing for me. Stop lying and show respect."
Ba's actual management team have also rubbished the comments made by the rogue agent, with a spokesman telling talkSPORT: "Armand Doorn is not Demba's agent. Alex Gontran is the only person who can speak on his behalf and Newcastle have not had an offer for him.
"Demba feels good at Newcastle. He has just started something there. There is a release clause in his contract but the figure will remain confidential. If a club wants to speak to Demba, then they must go to Newcastle first. We respect the process."
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