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Arsenal plotting summer swoop for former Chelsea striker

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Former Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou has emerged as a top summer target for Arsenal.

Arséne Wenger is considering a move for the Lille striker, who will leave the French club in the summer, according to a recent report by the London Evening Standard.

Will the Gunners missing out on striker signing cost them?

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Arsenal fans will be more than a little concerned at the relative lack of activity from their club during the January transfer window. Whilst the eleventh hour signing of Kim Kallstrom is of course a welcome addition to the squad, it's not really addressing what many feel to be the outstanding requirement.

Former Chelsea star seeks return to Premier League – Liverpool interested

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After a period of French leave, the January transfer window may see the return of former Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou to the Premier League. Never the most popular players at Stamford Bridge, Blues' fans should not be overly concerned however.

Kalou eyes Prem return

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According to English media outlet The Mirror, former Chelsea attacker Salomon Kalou is "desperate" for a return to the Premier League. The Ivorian was released from Chelsea on a free transfer just one year ago, and was picked up by Ligue 1 outfit Lille. Despite a very successful season where he scored 14 league goals in 28 league appearances, Kalou is reportedly on the verge of a return to England, as The Mirror reports that Lille have accepted a£4 million bid from both West Bromwich Albion and West Ham United.

Former Chelsea striker reveals Prem interest

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Ivorian attacker Salomon Kalou has revealed that there is interest around the Premier League from clubs looking to lure him back to England. The Lille striker previously played for Jose Mourinho's Chelsea side, and as the Portuguese manager returns to the Prem, Kalou claims that at least one club is interested in helping him do the same.

Former Spurs man Didier Zokora rebrands as ‘Maestro’, Chelsea old boy Salomon Kalou becomes ‘Kalhuno’

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Too many African Cup of Nations tournaments will drive a player to distraction. The back-to-back competitions seem to have convinced several Ivory Coast players that they need to change their names in order to keep things fresh. Clearly jealous of team-mate Gervinho faux-Brazilian nickname, a couple of former Premier League players have rebranded themselves.

Could Salomon Kalou Return back to the Premier League?

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According to Sky Sports, current Lille player and ex-Chelsea man Salomon Kalou has announced both Liverpool and West Ham are in search of his signature this January. Last summer, Kalou made his exit from Stamford Bridge to French side Lille on a free transfer and it seems as if he misses Premier League football.

Five players you’d forgotten were still in the Premier League

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Florent Malouda In the last year, Chelsea have begun something of an evolution, moving on players such as Salomon Kalou, Didier Drogba, Nicolas Anelka, Jose Bosingwa and Raul Meireles. Quite how Florent Malouda failed to be part of this exodus is beyond me, but Malouda has fallen out of favour at Stamford Bridge to such [.

Chelsea’s transfer window: Roman splurges in pursuit of Premier League title

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Chelsea are going through something of a transitional period, as a number of older heads have left Stamford Bridge to be replaced by young pretenders. Roman Abramovich splurged in excess of £80 million in revamping the Blues' squad this summer, with the Russian oil tycoon conducting all his business before the panic of transfer deadline day.

Chelsea’s transfer window: Roman splurges in pursuit of Premier League title

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Chelsea are going through something of a transitional period, as a number of older heads have left Stamford Bridge to be replaced by young pretenders. Roman Abramovich splurged in excess of £80 million in revamping the Blues' squad this summer, with the Russian oil tycoon conducting all his business before the panic of transfer deadline day.

Summing up the summer: Chelsea

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With their Champions League hoodoo finally over, it's time for Chelsea to rectify their sixth place finish from last season.

Finally installed as the permanent manager, Robbie Di Matteo has overseen the signatures of three of the world's top talents. However, it remains interesting how Chelsea will cope without the Didier Drogba factor.

Blues midfielder sets revival date

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Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel is aware that the European champions never quite hit the top gear during their pre-season tour of the United States but expects his teammates to be fully revived by the Community Shield on August 12.

This season's curtain raiser features defending Premier League champions Manchester City against Mikel's teammates, who won the FA Cup after defeating Liverpool at Wembley in May.

Saturday Kickoff: Dutch hire Van Gaal, Park leaving Man United, and more

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The next manager to try and help the Netherlands finally meet expectations is a man who has tried before.

Louis Van Gaal has replaced Bert van Marwijk as manager of the Dutch national team, taking the same job he previously held from 2000 to 2001, when he led the Netherlands in a failed bid to qualify for the 2002 World Cup.

Blues boss comments on summer signings

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Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo took some time to reflect on his team's summer signings ahead of today's pre-season training opening day, asserting that the new arrivals will only strengthen the European champions.

The Blues lost experienced trio Didier Drogba, Salomon Kalou, and Jose Bosingwa this summer but added future stars such as Marko Marin and Eden Hazard, both of whom the manager has backed to shine in the Blues uniform.

Reds boss plays down transfer activity

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New Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has urged the club's fans to keep their expectations down regarding this summer's transfer activity, insisting that the media tends to link too many players to the club.

Rodgers has already recalled midfielder Joe Cole from Lille and is considering a similar decision regarding the future of Alberto Aquilani but the club has not unveiled any major signings since the manager's arrival from Swansea.

Liverpool Show An Interest As Kalou Becomes Free Agent

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Liverpool are believed to be interested in securing the services of Salomon Kalou after the attacker became a free agent on July 1.
Chelsea did not offer the forward a new contract and he was eventually allowed to leave the club as he looks for a new challenge after six successful years with the west London club.

Chelsea confirm duo’s release

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European champions Chelsea have confirmed that forward Salomon Kalou and right-back Jose Bosingwa have become free agents as of yesterday, July 1.

Kalou, 26, is likely to attract significant interest, with Liverpool perceived as a possible destination in the past.

Looking back at the accomplishments of the Ivory Coast striker, who arrived at the club six years ago as a young understudy to compatriot Didier Drogba, the Blues released the glowing farewell statement below.

Striker Open To Liverpool Move

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Salomon Kalou would reportedly be open to a summer move to Liverpool, according to his agent Rodger Linse.
The former Chelsea star, who left the club after six years of service, will be available on a free transfer, after failing to agree terms over a new deal.
According to reports on Sky Sports, Kalou's availability is of interest to new Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers who worked with the Ivorian during his time coaching at Chelsea.

CL winner interested in Anfield move

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Free agent-to-be Salomon Kalou would be willing to move to Liverpool this summer, according to agent Rodger Linse.

Kalou has been linked with the Reds in the past and with his contract set expiring soon, the Ivory Coast international has also attracted interest from German side Schalke.

Speaking to Liverpool Echo, Linse confirmed that his client is more than willing to enter any potential discussions with the Carling Cup winners if approached.

RDM plans to recreate history at Chelsea

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Newly appointed Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo has wasted no time in making it clear that his team will be determined to build on the last season's laurels rather than resting on them.

Di Matteo guided the Blues to their first ever UEFA Champions League title only a fortnight after helping them win the FA Cup against Liverpool at Wembley.

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Former Chelsea Star Didier Drogba Celebrates Ivory Coast World Cup Qualification

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Didier Drogba and his Ivorian teammates rightly celebrated their place in the World Cup 2014 Finals in Brazil on Saturday evening. A late goal from Salomon Kalou in a 1-1 draw with Senegal ensured the Ivorians would be in attendance in Brazil and it clearly meant a lot.

After the game, Didier Drogba posted the below photo from the team hotel with the caption "Mission Accomplished.

What do you think of our rivals transfer dealings so far compared to us?

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Here's a question for you all on this hot sunny Friday:
Based on Chelsea's transfer dealings so far, compared to the top four finishers last season, What do you think of our chances this season?

Now we all know about Chelsea's transfer deals that have been completed so far as follows:

Chelsea:
In: Marko Marin (Werder Bremen, £7m) Eden Hazard (Lille, £32m), Marko Marin (Werder Bremen, £7m) Oscar (Internacional, £25m) Out: Didier Drogba (Shanghai Shenhua, free), Salomon Kalou (released), Jacob Mellis (Barnsley, free), Jose Bosingwa (released), Thibaut Courtois (Atletico Madrid, loan)

So what of the teams that finished in the top four and above us last season and what they have done so far this summer?

IT'S REALLY EXCITING TIMES AT CHELSEA!

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Roberto Di Matteo finally delivered the Champions League, the one trophy Roman Abramovich and Chelsea Football Club craved. Now he has been handed the job here full time, he now needs to deliver the "sexy football" that Roman has wanted Chelsea to play for a while now.

There is an argument that in certain periods of the last few seasons, Chelsea have done exactly that recording big wins with attacking flair.

It's the end of an era at Chelsea!

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When Chelsea won the Champions League and even though Roman Abramovich told the players after the game that "This is just the beginning", It will also mark the end of an era at Chelsea.

In a couple of days time and as the transfer window re-opens we all know there will be people leaving and coming into the club.

NAME YOUR STRONGEST CHELSEA ELEVEN FOR NEXT SEASON!

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Who do you think would be in our strongest eleven next season? It's an interesting question isn't it.

Knowing we have already signed Eden Hazard and Marko Marin this summer and with it looking like Jose Bosingwa and Salomon Kalou are due to leave us along with Didier Drogba at the end of the month it will be interesting to hear your views.

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Ex-Chelsea striker available for just £2.5m!

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Salomon Kalou is looking to make a return to England and the Premier League and believe it or not it will only cost someone £2.5m to get him!

Now let's not forget Kalou is a Premier League, Champions League, FA and League Cup winner and has a wealth of experience in playing in our league.

THE REVOLVING DOOR AT CHELSEA IS BACK!.

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Chelsea have had plenty of coverage on their summer signings haven't they. We wake up every day to read even more coverage of two more potential signings as RDM oversees Roman Abramovich's second revolution of the club.

With Victor Moses being touted as making the move to Chelsea before the window closes and a bid for Cesar Azpilicueta following that, Chelsea would have signed SEVEN new players which takes us back to the 2003-2004 season when Roman Abramovich first took over the club.

Arsenal News and Rumours – Chamakh, Kalou, Jovetic and…….

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Recent News and Rumours – by JG Well, Arsenal fans can release a collective sigh of relief, Salomon Kalou has signed a four-year contract with Lille in Ligue 1. All joking aside, this is a perfect example of how the media can manipulate some fans so easily. There were hordes of people commenting, saying things [.

STURRIDGE: Could the Olympics be his shop window?

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Of all the Chelsea players, there is one that will divide opinion like no other and that's Danny Sturridge.

We all know the immense talent he has, we all know the lightening pace he has to burn and we all know he has an eye for a goal but the problem is he is too selfish.

Under Owen Coyle at Bolton first of all and then AVB at Chelsea, Sturridge was given a chance, given confidence and fed off of that.

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VIDEO: Community Shield 2010 – United vs Chelsea

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United: Edwin van der Sar, John O'Shea, Jonny Evans, Nemanja Vidić (c), Fábio, Antonio Valencia, Michael Carrick, Paul Scholes, Park Ji-Sung, Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen.
United substitutes: Tomasz Kuszczak, Chris Smalling, Ryan Giggs, Nani, Darren Fletcher, Dimitar Berbatov and Javier Hernández.

Maybe Newcastle Should Go After Salomon Kalou

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With Newcastle looking like they may be running out of striker options in the transfer window, wouldn't Salmon Kalou, the former Chelsea striker, be a good buy for around £3M? Salomon Kalou worth an inquiry That's the price that West Ham are supposed to be prepared to offer for the 6'1″ Ivory Coast striker [.

John Terry racism trial: Ashley Cole defends his team mate

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Ashley Cole says that we really shouldn't be having this trial referring to a post match meeting where John Terry met with Anton Ferdinand and both shook hands after agreeing there was nothing more than "handbags".

Ferdinand re-considered his position after his girlfriend replayed You Tube footage of the Terry incident on her cell phone where the Chelsea captain was seen mouthing off using racial epithets which he does not deny using.

Kalou Replaces Hazard at Lille

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European champions Chelsea have released forward Salomon Kalou on a free transfer following their signing of exciting Lille forward Eden Hazard who incidentaly will be replaced by Kalou at the French club.

Kalou explained: "Lille's project, notably with the impending new stadium, is ambitious and really pleased me.

Transfer Rumour: Kalou open to Liverpool Switch

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The 26-year old Ivory Coast international is out of contract at Chelsea and his agent has confirmed that the striker would be interested in a move to Anfield.

Kalou's agent Rodger Linse, told the Liverpool Echo: "There are conversations going on, and of course when that is happening then you must be careful what you say.

Kalou would consider Liverpool but no better place than Chelsea!

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I did chuckle after reading a comment from Salomon Kalou's agent Rodger Linse, reported here on Sky. When asked about claims that the new Liverpool Manager Brendan Rogers would be interested in making a move for him on a free transfer this summer, his agent said:
"There are conversations going on, and of course when that is happening then you must be careful what you say.

Liverpool Surprise Contenders To Sign Daniel Sturridge

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is hoping to bring a number of new faces to the squad over the summer months and is believed to be interested in signing Chelsea forward Daniel Sturridge.
The former Manchester City striker started the season in superb form but struggled towards the back end of the campaign as his chances in the first team became more limited.

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In which I am prompted to embrace the verse

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I am not necessarily a fan of poetry, but I feel moved to create something today in the wake of revelations about our further interest in Salomon Kalou.

Apparently, we're plotting a 'summer swoop' for the former Chelsea man who is currently plying his trade somewhere in the French Ligue TWAAAAH, or something.

Ligue 1 Preview: Leaders Paris Saint-Germain Square Off Against Struggling Lille

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic of PSG-Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

On Sunday, Ligue 1 leaders PSG are set to do battle with 10th-placed Lille. PSG have won five of their past six matches in all competitions and will be looking to pick up the full three points at the Parc des Princes. Lille have lost their past two matches and have endured an underwhelming campaign to date, so taking even one point from this fixture would be seen as a positive for the side.

EXPIRED! Kalou confirms it's the end of his time at Chelsea!

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It's the 30th June and the day that contracts expire. After much speculation about whether or not Salomon Kalou will be leaving the club, he has confirmed this morning on Twitter that his time has come to an end.

I have written an article previously about Kalou and I think it's a fair judgement.

Henry, Edu, Altidore among those set for Steve Nash Showdown in New York City

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A combination of international soccer, U.S. Soccer, MLS and NBA stars will be out in New York City tonight to take part in Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash's annual charity game.

The Steve Nash Showdown at Sarah D. Roosevelt Park in New York City (at the corner of Chrystie St.