Anfield side keen on Stamford Bridge attacker.
Liverpool are reportedly considering a move to sign Chelsea’s adaptable attacker Salomon Kalou this month. The 26 year old forward is currently preparing for the African Nations Cup with the Ivory Coast national team but is said to be in talks with Arsenal with regards to a possible move from West to North London but now Anfield director of football Damien Comolli is apparently ready to enter the race for the Stamford Bridge man.
Kalou has just six months left on his current Chelsea contract and seems very unlikely to sign a new deal given that he has slipped behind the likes of Didier Drogba, Juan Mata, Fernando Torres and Daniel Sturridge in Andre Villas-Boas’s pecking order.
Liverpool could well do with alternative attacking options as currently they have just two recognised striking options in the form of Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll and though Kenny Dalglish does have veterans Craig Bellamy and Dirk Kuyt as back-up options both are more commonly used as wide players, hence the need to beef up the club’s attacking complement.
Chelsea are said to be looking for no more than £3m for Kalou, who has failed to convince a succession of manager’s of his worth. The former Feyenoord man has nonetheless accrued 230 appearances for the West London club, netting 57 goals in the process and the Merseyside club may see him as a cost effective option to consider this month.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has openly stated his admiration for Salomon Kalou but as yet no deal is in place to take the attacker to the Emirates Stadium and Liverpool are said to be monitoring the situation closely. Even if the Chelsea man is away on African Nations Cup duty for six weeks the possibility of landing an experienced Premier League player who is still relatively young for just £3m may be too good an opportunity to miss.