West Brom Still Hopeful Over Salomon Kalou Deal

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Baggies not giving up on ex-Chelsea forward.
West Bromwich Albion are refusing to give up on signing former Chelsea forward Soloman Kalou this summer, Sky Sports reports.

The Ivorian hitman, who is currently with French side Lille has been linked with moves to West Brom and West Ham at various points throughout the season after both clubs were reported to have triggered a £2.6m release clause in his contract.

“We’ve stated an interest, we’ve had some negotiations and we’re hopeful he’ll come to West Brom,” joint assistant manager Keith Downing told the Birmingham Mail.

“We are still working to get players of his ilk to come to the club.

“Discussions are going on. We know we have a good set of players, a good core and we have stated we are short in terms of numbers.

“We’re aware of that but we know we need help. There is an importance now to get the two or three, maybe four, players in.”

Kalou spent six years at Stamford Bridge where he bagged 60 goals 251 appearances. He fell out of favour towards the end of his time there and last summer made the switch to Ligue 1 with Lille where he wracked up 16 goals in 37 appearances.


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