The name of Salomon Kalou appeared in these, and many other pages when he was set to leave Chelsea back in July 2012 as a free agent. Several Premiership clubs were mentioned but nobody took a punt on the Ivorian until Lille came in and since then, the 28 year olds’ strike rate has improved dramatically.
In 48 league games in France, Kalou has found the net 20 times and you can compare that with the 36 in 156 that he managed during his stint at Stamford Bridge. Predictably, that form has led to a number of rumours linking the player with a move back to the Premiership and with Jermain Defoe on his way to Canada, Spurs head the rumour mill’s list.
It’s claimed that the player’s agent has been contacted about a move away from France but Lille are unwilling to sell. As a result, this seems another non-starter but that record in France is a surprising one – could Salomon Kalou do a job at White Hart Lane?