Magpies boss hopes to bring Stamford Bridge back-up man to St James’ Park.
Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew will look to lure Chelsea attacker Salomon Kalou to St James’ Park as he looks to bring in further attacking options that could help reduce the goal-scoring load that currently appears to rest solely on the shoulders of Demba Ba.
Pardew has watched as his side’s impressive start to the campaign has stuttered of late and whilst the lions share of the blame for this relates to a lack of strength in depth at the back the Mapgies boss is still all to aware that new signing Ba has been ploughing a lone furrow up front.
Though the former West Ham man has been partnered by Leon Best for some portions of the season it is still very evident that the club is relying too heavily on Demba Ba, who has netted 11 of the North-East side’s 21 Premier League goals this season.
Salomon Kalou has seen his first team chances greatly reduced this term and he was hardly a regular before Andre Villas-Boas took over. The Ivory Coast man, who netted at Newcastle United earlier in the month, has started just two Premier League matches this season, seemingly only getting those starts because Daniel Sturridge was suspended.
The 26 year old finds himself behind the aforementioned Sturridge, Fernando Torres, Didier Drogba and Juan Mata and may well feel that after five years of trying to convince a succession of manager’s of this worth, that it’s time to quit the club before his career stagnates.
A move to Newcastle United may appeal to the former Feyenoord man as he may feel that the can get regular first team football so as to prove himself. Even though the adaptable attacker, who can also play out wide as well as up front, will spend a month or so at the African Nations Cup Pardew is still said to be keen to tempt the Chelsea man into a move up to St James’ Park.