Arsenal are ready to make a shock move for out-of-favour Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou, according talkSPORT.
The 26-year-old Ivorian is out of contract at the end of the season and, with Andre Villas-Boas’ blessing, is ready to speak to interested clubs.
Kalou has only managed to start four games for Chelsea this season under AVB and looks set to leave Stamford Bridge in the summer.
This has alerted the attention of Arsene Wenger, who is looking to add to his striking options despite bringing back Arsenal legend Thierry Henry on loan.
It is understood that Wenger will offload either Marouane Chamakh, who seems to have lost his way since the return of Robin van Persie last January, or Andrey Arshavin, who has become more and more ineffective as the years have rolled by since his big money move from Zenit in 2009.
Wenger, who has been linked with Kalou in the past, is thought to have made an enquiry about a proposed move this month, with the Frenchman readying a £3 million bid to land him.
However, Kalou’s reported £90,000-a-week wages could prove to be a problem for the Frenchman, and will have to fight off interest from Italian outfit Juventus if he wants to acquire the Ivory Coast international.
Courtesy of Gunnersphere.com
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