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Arsenal & Liverpool Miss Out On Ivorian Forward

Former Chelsea forward Saloman Kalou has snubbed a move to both Arsenal and Liverpool after agreeing to join former French champions Lille, according to reports

The summer transfer window is open and Football Talk will bring you all the latest transfer news doing the rounds in the papers. Today, Arsenal and Liverpool are snubbed by Saloman Kalou.

Saloman Kalou

Former Chelsea forward Saloman Kalou has snubbed a move to both Arsenal and Liverpool after agreeing to join Lille, according to the Metro.

The Ivorian is now a free agent after running down his contract at Stamford Bridge, and has set his sights on securing more regular first team football having struggled to hold down a regular place with the Blues.

The Metro report that Arsenal and Liverpool have both tried to land the 26-year-old on a free transfer, but it seems he has decided to end his stay in the Premier League and opted for a move abroad instead.

It’s claimed that Kalou has agreed terms with former French champions Lille, who will once again be playing champions league football next season having finish third last term.

Lille were on the look out for some creativity in the final third having recently sold Eden Hazard to Cheslea, while Joe Cole has also returned to Liverpool after a season long loan spell, and the versatile and experienced Kalou could prove to be an excellent addition.

Are you disappointed to miss out on Kalou? Get involved in the comments section.



  1. barosky

    June 17, 2012 at 11:25 am

    He wud hv been a ‎​Ǧ☺☺ϑ addition but nt a perfect one so its ok he goes all the same I will love our dear Arsen Wenger 2 snap up Clint Dempsey from fulham,he is already established in d EPL n will add some experience 2 or team,Gunners 4 life

  2. Ayeni Babatunde Desmond

    June 17, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Am not expecting liverpool to feel disappointed after he (Solomon kalou) has snupped liverpool to join lille. He’s an average player and he would be a good signing. To me as a liverpool fan, it’s a great news.

  3. Ayeni Babatunde Desmond

    June 17, 2012 at 11:51 am

    He would not be a good signing i meant to say.

  4. Ayeni Babatunde Desmond

    June 17, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Liverpool should go for Dempson now!

  5. Ayeni Babatunde Desmond

    June 17, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Liverpool should go for Dempsey now!


    June 17, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Saloman KAWHO!!!!!! No not missing this signing average player that was surrounded by great players around him, Lille can keep him,


    June 17, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Average player going to a very average team, they would be lucky if they get out the group stages ,

  8. JonGunner

    June 17, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Would have thought that Arsenal wouldnt have been in for him because they have just signed Olivier Giroud!

  9. Geoff Arsenal

    June 17, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    I think he’s a great player and would’ve welcomed him at Arsenal. Glad he’s found a place at Lille though, I love those guys for giving us Gervinho (we’re sorry about Park situation!). Hopefully he can fill Joe Cole’s place, I think he’ll do well.

  10. Joshua

    June 21, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    I wish him best of luck in his new challenge. He is a good player if given the chance to prove himself. I believe he choose Lille ahead of Arsenal and Liverpool because he wouldn’t want to sit on bench just as he does while in Chelsea. Chelsea for life

  11. Stalios

    June 22, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    missed out?! more like dodged a bullet! COYG

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