West Ham Keen On Lille Forward Salomon Kalou

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Upton Park side hope to tempt former Chelsea attacker back to the Premier League.

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West Ham’s search for fresh attacking options has led Sam Allardyce to the Stade Metropole with the Upton Park side setting their sights on former Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou according to the Sunday Telegraph.

With advances for Liverpool forward Andy Carroll seemingly hitting the buffers the East London side have taken an interest in the 27 year old, who notched up 16 goals in his first season at Lille, but failed to secure European football for his side for next term.

Kalou spent six seasons at Stamford Bridge and despite being used chiefly as a back-up option the adaptable forward, who can play out wide or up front in a central striking role, the talented attacker still racked up 251 appearances for Chelsea in all competitions and scored 60 goals, collecting a host of honours including a Premier League title and four FA Cup winners medals as well as starting in the Blues Champions League Final victory against Bayern Munich.

Allardyce has released Carlton Cole and is struggling to secure Liverpool striker Carroll on a permanent basis so could well be looking elsewhere for goal-scoring options.

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