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Arsenal Look to Tempt Lille Attacker Kalou Into Premier League Return

Emirates Stadium side keen on in-form Ivory Coast international.

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is considering a summer move for former Chelsea attacker Salomon Kalou having been impressed by his form since his summer switch to Ligue 1 side Lille.

Wenger has long been known to be an admirer of the Ivory Coast international and was said to be close to snapping up the adaptable forward prior to his move from Feyenoord to Stamford Bridge back in 2006.

Kalou struggled to retain a spot in the Blues starting eleven but was still very effective when called upon and the stylish marksman spent six seasons at the West London club before moving to the Stade Metropole on a free transfer and hasn’t looked back since.

Salomon Kalou has reveled in the regular football he’s been handed and has helped Lille push for a Champions League berth this term, scoring ten goals in 24 starts in all competitions this term.

Arsene Wenger is keen to strengthen his attack and is open to a bid for Kalou, knowing that the player is a proven Premier League performer who can play both in a wide attacking role or as an orthodox striker and the Lille man may well be tempted by a move back to the English top tier.

Kalou netted 60 goals in his six year spell at Chelsea and was a key contributor of assists during his time under a number of Stamford Bridge bosses, all of whom steadfastly refused to offer the talented forward a regular run of first team football.

The fact that his international team-mate Gervinho is also at the Emirates Stadium may also act as a further incentive to consider a move back to the Premier League.


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