Former Chelsea attacker ready to discuss possible Anfield move.
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Salomon Kalou’s agent has claimed that the former Chelsea forward is willing to discuss a transfer to Liverpool.
Kalou’s representative, Rodger Linse, told the Liverpool Echo: “There are conversations going on, and of course when that is happening then you must be careful what you say.
“Liverpool can speak for themselves, and Schalke can speak for themselves. That is fine.
“Of course Liverpool is a very big club, in terms of support and in terms of history.
“It is definitely positive to hear that a big club like them are showing an interest in Salomon, though it is too early to say anything definitive at this stage.”
Salomon Kalou spent six years trying to force his way into a regular first team spot at Chelsea and never quite managed it but a move to Anfield may prove more successful.
The adaptable forward can play both on the flanks and up front and as such Brendan Rodgers, who knows Kalou from his time at Stamford Bridge, would surely be keen to snap up the Ivory Coast international, not least because he wouldn’t cost a penny.
Out on the wings Liverpool could well do with help. Neither Stewart Downing or Jordan Henderson impressed on the left and right side respectively and the loss of Dirk Kuyt leaves the Merseyside club with little strength in depth. Kalou could also offer a much needed back-up option up front.
Currently Rodgers has just Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll as forward option, with veteran Craig Bellamy more likely to be a bit part player under the former Swansea City boss.
A move for Kalou looks like a very sensible one to make, there will be few more experienced and able players on the market on a free transfer and no doubt the former Chelsea man is keen to prove to any doubters that he has the ability to make a real impact in the English top tier.