Kalou Finally Set To Quit Chelsea?

Kalou set to quit Chelsea for Liverpool?

Our 26 year old Ivorian international is set to quit Chelsea by the end of this month when his contract expires on the 30thof June reports from major newspapers suggest. Kalou who joined  Chelsea on 30 May 2006 is looking to follow the footsteps of his Ivorian counterpart Drogba who parted company with reigning European Champions last month. In recent reports Kalou is being linked to a move to Mersyside Red, Newcastle United and Schalke.
The report on Sky Sports UK read as follows

Rodger Linse told the Liverpool Echo: “”There are conversations going on, and of course when that is happening then you must be careful what you say.
“Liverpool can speak for themselves, and Schalke can speak for themselves. That is fine.
“Of course Liverpool is a very big club, in terms of support and in terms of history.
“It is definitely positive to hear that a big club like them are showing an interest in Salomon, though it is too early to say anything definitive at this stage.”
Comments attributed to Schalke manager Huub Stevens suggest Kalou is eager to try his luck away from England after six years as a Premier League performer, but Linse claims the 2012 UEFA Champions League winner could be persuaded to stay on.
Salomon with Super Frankie Lampard doing his trademark celebration.
“He has been very happy at Chelsea,” he added.
“He is a player with ambition, and he has managed to satisfy a lot of those ambitions over the last few years.
“He never quite made it to be a guaranteed starter with Chelsea, but his statistics were always good, and he won lots of trophies there.
“In many ways it will be difficult to find a better place to be, but he is open-minded, and would be happy to continue in England if the right club comes in.”

Well these words do make you feel that Salomon could be on his way out of Stamford Bridge by the end of this month that is on 30th June when his contract expires. Lack of playing time is being pointed out as the reason why Kalou is looking elsewhere. Kalou has made about 244 appearances for the Blues and scored 60 goals in the process.Kalou this season did not feature much under AVB but under RDM he fought his back into the first team.

Kalou scored his first goal in the season’s edition of the FA Cup when the Blues defeated Leicester City 5–2 at the Bridge. That goal put him alongside Sergio Agüero as the only player to score in the Barclays Premier League, Carling Cup, FA Cup and Champions League in the season.

 Kalou then netted a vital away goal in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal clash with Benfica after some great work from strike partner Torres, the Blues went on to win the game 1–0. Kalou’s goal against Benfica was his 58th for the club.He made his 250th appearance for Chelsea in 0–0 draw away to  our rivals Arsenal on 21 April. He appeared in both the FA Cup and Champions League finals which the Blues won and ended the season on a majestically high note.

It looks like the club directors don’t have Salomon Armand Magloire Kalou in their long term plans and with the overhaul still in process Kalou could quit Chelsea.Nothing is official yet so it would be too soon to bid him farewell. We all know on
the day Kalou gives his 100% and how good a substitute he has proved to be in the recent years. His leaving Chelsea would be saddening but at the end of the day it depends on the player and the club if Kalou’s and Chelsea’s wavelengths match he might stay with the European Champions only.

Well till then KTBFFH fellow Blues as always…

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  1. Cork says

    Best of Luck to Kalou for an amazing time ahead and I hope he snubs Liverpool and joins Bundesliga

  2. Nana Jnr. says

    Kalou has won everything at Chelsea and proved why players come to Chelsea.

    Best of Luck to Kalou (and Bosingwa as well :P)

  3. Milie says

    We should say good bye to Paulo, Bosingwa, Malouda as well

  4. Lawernce says

    I think Malouda should stay for another year as a good back up.
    He has been good for France.

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