Newcastle United have agreed to pay £10million for Marseille striker Loic Remy that seems to indicate that Demba Ba could be on his way out of the club in January.

The Mirror has reported that Remy is set to move to St. James Park in January in a deal that could see Sylvain Marveaux moving in the other direction having failed to make an impact since signing in the summer of 2011.

Loic Remy
Loic Remy appears set to join Newcastle in the January transfer window [Reuters]

Remy has repeatedly been linked with a move to the Premier League and it seems Newcastle have staved off competition from the likes of West Ham, QPR and Tottenham who have all shown an interest in the 25-year-old.

It appears Marseille are now prepared to cash in on the striker who has struggled for goals this season, finding the back of the net on just one occasion in his 14 appearances.

Despite his relative bad return this year, Remy did score 20 goals last season and has regularly featured for France in the last two years.

While Newcastle fans will be pleased to see yet more firepower arrive at the club, it could signal the end for Ba who has been linked with several clubs as he still has a release clause of £7million in his contract.

Ba has been in superb form this season and has already scored 11 goals despite Newcastle struggling at the wrong end of the table.

The Mirror also suggests that Alan Pardew does not believe that Ba can play alongside his fellow Senegalese forward Papiss Cisse. The two have rarely combined and while one excels, the other has struggled to make an impact.

Cisse scored 13 goals after arriving last January but his presence in the side appeared to affect Ba who was forced to play in a wide area and struggled to add his tally of 16 league goals.

With Pardew believing that offers will arrive for Ba in January it seems he has worked fast to find a resolution as he did not want a similar situation to when Andy Carroll was sold on the final day of the transfer window, leaving him no time to find a replacement.