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Are Newcastle Interested In Salomon Kalou?

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.

Comments welcome.

17 comments so far

  • connor_nufc

    Nov 11, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #1

    would be an amazing signing

  • davybtoon

    Nov 11, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #2

    this would be a good signing

  • rickskin

    Nov 11, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #3

    How much would they want for him? (Too much) How much would be willing to pay? (Not enough) Would he be willing to relocate to the North East (Probably not)


  • davybtoon

    Nov 11, 2011 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #4

    would b a problem though if we signed kalou n maiga as we lose them both african cup, alan brazil must know maiga agent or somthing he is convinced that deal is 100% done n dusted

  • Scottiedog

    Nov 11, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #5

    Yes please!!!!! Got to be worth the £10m stadium money surely!!!

  • catchy in norway

    Nov 11, 2011 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #6


    man u try and bring the best players from around the world,, pay good money for them, pay them good money to, man u are always 1st or 2nd in the prem,

    we are run by mupets , that want everything for free, and tell you what u want to hear, then do the oppisit

    in your head you know this

  • davybtoon

    Nov 11, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #7

    norway – n if u want to b more than just a mid table club than we need all the money we can make, the point is man u r global brand n can raise money like that, thats we need to be a global brand not just a north east brand

  • toonbrother

    Nov 11, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #8

    He’d be an excellent signing in my opinion. He could provide competition/back up for Obertan on the right and can also play as a centre forward. I like the sound of this

  • stuart no9

    Nov 11, 2011 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #9

    knowing asley, only if we got him for nowt. ed stop keep saying we have a lot of money left from the sale of AC. We havnt, thats gone mate. sitting in some offshore bank account probably

  • listie

    Nov 11, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #10

    He will be on silly money at Chelski, more than we would pay, usual paper talk/ paper crap

  • Slank

    Nov 11, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #11

    Agree with listie @ 10 that he would have priced himself out of going to the majority of premiership clubs, ours definately included.

    Yep, usual paper rubbish.

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 11, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #12

    stuart no 9

    you know that for a fact do you?

  • stuart no9

    Nov 11, 2011 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #13

    rotonda i said probably!


    Nov 11, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #14

    It would be excellent if we signed Kalou but can’t see it happening!
    in Kalou’s mind there are better options out there that he would not only be virtually guarunteed a starting spot every game, higher wages and a higher profile appearance. Kalou will be thinking along the lines of Milan,Juve,Athletico,Seville,Dortmund,Bayern,Marseille,psg and probably would even choose the Bindippers over because they would at least offer him a bigger wage. Sad as it is but when it comes down to a prospective players bank account we just don’t cut the mustard right now.


    Nov 11, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #15

    It’s these wage and profile problems that were the main reason we(fans) didn’t get our(fans) 2nd striker in the summer apart from that dodgy heist they(DL,MA) tried to pull with the Ruiz deal. As long as they(DL/MA) have the wage cap like this even the most humble & respectful of players will choose more money from another club! We’ll just have to keep all our(fans) faith in our(fans) scout graeme carr and hope he finds an awsome cheap striker from a foreign team that thinks our rate of pay complements there skills!


    Nov 11, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #16

    Gio dos Santos may well be our best option atm, unless we scout the championship, there you’ve Billy Sharp, Nicky Maynard or Craig Mckail-Smith!

  • lordjoesnow

    Nov 12, 2011 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #17

    He will be on silly wages but at least the media got his age range correct. He is just another Obertan though. I’m not a huge fan of Kalou. Infact he is possibly my most disliked footballer now el hadj diouf has left.
    Get an arsenal reject instead, have you seen how good Nasri and CLichy have come at man city? And how bad Arteta has become now he’s gone to Arsenal?


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