Arsenal are interested in signing the ex-Chelsea man Salomon Kalou before the end of the transfer window tonight. With a release clause of apparently just £2.5 million, he is certainly a bargain alternative to the likes of Julian Draxler.
According to Daily star, Arsenal might end up in search of an alternative if for any reason the deal for Draxler stalls because the Gunners need to ensure silverware this season. According to reports Champions League winner Kalou has let it be known he is keen on a return to London.
He has impressed in France, scoring 22 times and contributing nine assists since joining Lille in the summer of 2012. His last appearance for the Blues in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich.
Although Arsene Wenger’s first choice remains Julian Draxler, who, the Gunners have made a mid of 27m.
He spent 6 years with the Blues and certainly has the Premier League experience required. But having been let go after his contract was allowed to expire, he should certainly be considered a last resort. The proposed move appears to be a permanent one rather than a loan signing,