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Arsenal Prepare Fresh Move For Lille Striker

Ligue 1 forward still on wish list at the Emirates.

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Arsenal are reportedly keen to line up another attempt to sign former Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou from Ligue 1 giants Lille, according to the Metro.

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The Gunners tried to sign the Ivorian international last summer, and then again during the January transfer window, but recently Kalou said that he rejected the chance to return to the Premier League in favour of staying with Lille to help them see out the season.

However, it appears that Arsene Wenger will make a third try to land the 28-year-old when the current season comes to a close.

Reports close to the club have hinted that Wenger will put a £2m offer on the table in a bid to boost their attacking options.

Tottenham, West Ham and Liverpool have all previously been linked with Kalou, who helped Chelsea lift the Champions League trophy in 2012, but Arsenal are thought to be leading the race.

Arsenal ‘to move again for Kalou’Salomon Kalou has been linked again with Arsenal (Picture: Getty)
Arsenal are reportedly planning another summer move for former Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou.

The Gunners were believed to be keen on the Ivorian during last summer’s window and again in January, but Kalou has recently stated he turned down the chance to move to the Emirates, to continue with current club Lille.

But it appears as though Arsene Wenger will try again to bring the 28-year-old back to the Premier League.

Reports today suggest the Gunners boss will make a £2m bid for Kalou at the end of the season, in a bid to bolster his attacking options.

Tottenham, West Ham and Liverpool have all previously been linked with Kalou, who helped Chelsea lift the Champions League trophy in 2012, but Arsenal are thought to be leading the race.

“There has been a lot of talking about me going back to England. I had an amazing time with Chelsea and I always keep that good memory with me,” Kalou said.

“If I have the chance to go back, I would love to, because it’s the most exciting league in the world so I would like to try it again.

“Whatever team comes for me after the World Cup, I can decide where I can develop as a player, where I can have an impact, because it’s important to go to a team who suit me and who give me the opportunity to excel.”

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