Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou has said that he will not rule out the possibility of moving across the town to archrivals Arsenal in the summer.
The 26-year-old Ivorian is out of contract at the end of the season. Chelsea have shown no interest in offering the player, who designed for £ 8 million in 2006, a new deal.
Hence, it is very likely that Salomon Kalou will depart the club after their final game of the season – Champions League final against Bayern Munich on May 19. He was never selected by former Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas, but has once again become an important part of the team under interim manager Roberto di Matteo.
Still, it is something that has not persuaded Chelsea to offer him a new deal. Arsenal have already expressed their interest in signing the player. Salomon Kalou did nothing to quash the rumours by saying that he would not rule out a potential move to Arsenal in the summer. This will not be the first time a player switches between the two clubs given that Benayoun is already on loan at the club from Chelsea. Meanwhile, players like William Gallas and Lassana Diarra have moved between the two clubs in the past.
‘I’m one step away from winning the Champions League. After that I can decide [on the future]. I just want to win the Champions League,’ said the 26-year-old. Liverpool have also shown interest in the player, who was also responsible for eliminating them from the Champions League. Salomon Kalou provided the cross for the John Risse own goal in 2008. Chelsea then made it into the final of the Champions League that season, although they lost to Manchester United on penalties. They have the chance to rectify this loss this time around when they face Bayern Munich at the Allianz arena.