Senegalese striker Demba Ba has insisted that he will fight for his place at Chelsea even if the club is successful in their chase to land Manchester United and England international striker Wayne Rooney.

Ba, who joined the club in the January transfer window from Premier League club Newcastle United for a cut price £ 7.5 million, already has competition for the striker’s role with Spanish international Fernando Torres, Romelu Lukaku, who has returned to the club following a hugely successful loan spell at West Bromwich Albion and new signing Andre Schurrle.

But Ba is adamant he still has a future at Stamford Bridge in the wake of the club’s first bid for Rooney being rejected by Manchester United, who insists that the England international is not for sale at any price.

Incoming Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that there has been no further progress in the club’s chase of Rooney but it is being believed the West London club will return with an improved bid for their prime summer transfer target.

And according to Ba, competition for places is a brilliant thing at the club and the results will only prove to be positive as it will bring out the best in the players. And speaking of his own future at the club, Ba stated that he will stay, adding that he thinks the club needs competition and will welcome the best players in the world at the club.

Ba added that more competition will make him a better player. All players want to get a game, no matter which position he plays in. He insisted that all players will work in the same direction for the betterment of the club and will try to bring in more trophies and glory for Chelsea as much as they can.