Thursday, June 14, 2012

Gunner try again?: Kalou to Arsenal move could be back on

Free-agent former Chelsea forward is keen, but Wenger wants to shift some of his high-earning reserves first to make room for his wages 

Salomon Kalou is back on Arsenal's wish-list.
The 26-year-old forward, a free agent now his Chelsea contract has expired, had talks about a cross-London switch in January and a free transfer could now be on the cards.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is a long-term admirer of the Ivory Coast international, who is keen on a move to the Emirates if it means more regular football, but has also been linked with Liverpooland German side Schalke.
However, Wenger wants to carry on with a summer clear-out designed to slash the club's wage bill before committing to a player who could command £70,000-a-week.

Andrey Arshavin's loan spell at Zenit St Petersburg is set to become permanent if the Russian club agree to pay an £8million fee.
Nicklas Bendtner, Carlos Vela, Sebastien Squillaci and Denilson could also all go this summer, but their high salaries mean shifting them is proving a major problem.

They have already signed Cologne's Germany forward Lukas Podolski, are close to agreeing a £12m deal for Montpellier and France striker Olivier Giroud and also want Rennes' French international midfielder Yann M'Vila.


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