There are reports in the last few days that Newcastle may be interested in Chelsea’s Salomon Kalou.
Salomon Kalou– Newcastle interested?
Newcastle will definitely bring in a new striker in January, to further bolster their squad, although two possibilities seem to be Modibo Maiga of Sochaux and Luuk de Jong of FC Twente, if you are to believe recent reports.
With Daniel Sturridge coming through so well this season at Chelsea, Salomon Kalou’s future at Chelsea is in some doubt, and he has refused to sign a new contract at Chelsea.
Kalou is not sure of his future under new manager Andre Villas-Boas, and it seems the Portuguese manager sees the Ivory Coast International more as a substitute, rather than a starter.
Newcastle still have a lot of money left from the Andy Carroll sale last January, and we’re sure if Salomon was available in a cut price deal, then Newcastle would be interested in the 26 year-old.
It’s not clear whether the former Feyenoord star would want to come to Newcastle, but it could be one of those cases where Newcastle watch the contract situation, and if the Ivorian becomes a free agent in the future or is available on the cheap, they could be in for him.
We think that’s all there is is these reports – it’s a possibility – but we don’t think Newcastle would be willing to pay the full transfer cost of the player right now.
Salomon has appeared 228 times with 56 goals for Chelsea, since signing for £9M from Feyenoord back in the summer of 2004 for £9M.
He has also played 37 times for the Ivory Coast with 13 goals, and would certainly improve the Newcastle squad, and can play up front or out on the wing.