Baggies are now discussing £40k-per-week deal with the attacker.
West Bromwich Albion have moved a step closer to signing Lille front man Salomon Kalou this summer after triggering the Ivorian’s release clause in his contract with the Ligue 1 outfit, according to reports in the Sun.
The Baggies have been closely monitoring the 27-year-old since the end of last season, with a view to bringing Kalou back to the Premier League for the upcoming campaign.
And now that the Midlands club have met the Ivory Coast international’s £2.6 million release clause in his current Lille deal, which runs until June 2016, West Brom head coach Steve Clarke can start to begin discussions with the forward over his personal terms on a reported £40,000-per-week deal.
Kalou has only been with the Ligue 1 high flyers for just over a year now, having joined Lille from Chelsea last July on a free transfer after having spent the previous six campaigns at Stamford Bridge.
The attacker proved himself though to be a key member of the Blues squad during his time in west London, registering a highly impressive 60 goals and 40 assists in his 251 matches overall in all competitions for the club, including recording 36 goals and 25 assists in his 156 Premier League contests.