Ba: PSG are a special club but Newcastle are my current priority

The 27-year-old is determined to push the Magpies up the Premier League table after poor form has seen them fall to 14th, but suggested he would find a future move hard to reject
Demba Ba has admitted that he would one day like to play for Paris Saint-Germain, the club he supports, but remains committed to the "mess" at Newcastle for now.

The Magpies' late defeat at the hands of Manchester United in the Boxing Day thriller at Old Trafford, mixed with recent loses to Fulham, Stoke, Southampton and Manchester City, have left the club 15th in the league table.

And with Alan Pardew's side 13 points off the pace for the fourth Champions League spot, rumours suggesting that the striker, who has a £7 million buyout clause in his contract, could be on his way out of St James' Park.

Arsenal are among the clubs who have been linked with the 27-year-old but fresh speculation has French outfit PSG, the forward's own local team, down as a possible destination.

Ba, who has netted 11 times this season, insists he wants to help rectify the situation on Tyneside for now, but indicated that he would find it hard to turn down a move to the team he grew up supporting.

"I watch PSG as a fan, a supporter," he told RMC Sport. "I have never hidden my attraction to the club and have been a supporter since I was little.

"Now, they are doing important things, big projects for the future, and of course it would please me to play in the colours of a team I support.

"But as I said about Arsenal, it's something which is a long way off. For the moment, I am concentrating on what I have to do with my team - getting Newcastle out of the mess we are in.

"But it is true that PSG is a special club for me."