Stamford Bridge forward to sign for Bundesliga side.
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Chelsea ‘reject’ Salomon Kalou is ready to say goodbye to the Premier League and sign for German side Schalke.
The Ivory Coast attacker became a free agent after the Blues’ season-ending Champions League Final triumph.
And now Schalke have put a lucrative package to Kalou that may be enough to get him to switch to the Bundesliga – and potentially face his old Stamford Bridge team-mates next season in Europe’s elite competition.
The 26-year-old had been linked with several clubs in England, but is expected to commit to Schalke shortly.
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
Schalke may well be in need of another attacking option given that Raul opted to leave the Bundesliga side after two successful seasons that yielded 40 goals and saw the Spanish veteran form a fruitful pairing with Dutch international Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.
Salomon Kalou has struggled to gain a foothold in the Chelsea first team throughout his six years at Stamford Bridge and a move to Schalke could well herald a new chapter in the Ivory Coast attackers career and finally offer the former Feyenoord man a regular spot in a starting eleven.
If indeed Kalou does leave the Blues his final appearance would be a memorable one as he was part of Roberto Di Matteo’s triumphant Champions League winning side. The Chelsea man has amassed a total of 147 starts for the West London side, plus another 107 appearances from the bench, notching up 60 goals in the process.