Will interest from supposed suitors materialize?
Salomon Kalou has refused to reveal whether he plans to sign a new contract at Chelsea.
The Blues are keen to tie the Ivorian forward down on fresh terms as his current deal is set to expire next summer.
The 24-year-old has spent the last three years at Stamford Bridge, and has matured into a fine attacking talent.
A lack of opportunities at Chelsea has, however, led to speculation regarding his future.
Arsenal have been linked with a move in the past, while former Blues boss Joe Mourinho is said to be keen on taking him to Inter Milan.
Kalou is set to sit down with his current employers in the near future to talk about his plans, but he is giving nothing away at present.
He admits he is flattered to be mentioned alongside some of Europe’s biggest clubs, but has stopped short of suggesting that he is keen to move on.
“We have to wait and see what happens,” Kalou told skysports.com.
“I am relaxed. My contract this season is important as I need to be playing football and play well for my country.
“Having teams interested in me shows I am doing well, so let’s wait and see.” (Sky Sports)
So is the Ivorian looking to run down his current deal so that he can leave on a free, and if so, would Chelsea fans be that bothered? Salomon Kalou is a player who would probably love to be a fixture in the starting eleven at Stamford Bridge but the simple truth is that he is not worthy of such a status at the club, and after three years at the club I would venture that he is probably further from securing a regular spot in the starting line up than ever.
Arsenal have reportedly shown interest in Kalou but I can’t see such a move occurring and perhaps a move to Serie A champions Inter Milan would be more likely given Jose Mourinho’s clear admiration of the attacker.