Lille striker Kalou is aiming for a move back to England.
Ex-Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou has admitted that he wants a return to the Premier League despite only having played one season at Ligue 1 side Lille since his move from Stamford Bridge.
Kalou spent six years with the Blues after signing for the club from Eredivisie side Feyenoord for £3.5m in the summer of 2006.
During his time in west London the 27-year-old scored 58 goals in all competitions and was a regular feature in the starting XI – including against Bayern Munich in Chelsea’s famous Champions League triumph in the 2012 final.
The Ivory Coast international departed the Bridge at the end of the 2011/12 transfer on a Bosman free to Lille, but is now aiming for a move back to England.
“Playing in the Premier League was amazing and I want to have that feeling again,” Kalou told the Evening Standard.
“It is still the best league in the world. The supporters there are so passionate and know everything about the game.”
Since moving to France the Ivorian has impressed at his new club with 16 goals and six assists in all competitions as Lille finished sixth in Ligue 1.
Still only in his 20s and with a valuation on football website transfermarkt.com of £6.6m, Kalou would be an attractive prospect for a host of Premier League sides wishing to strengthen their attack.
The forward certainly has plenty of experience in top European football as well as playing 56 times for the Ivory Coast and scoring 20 goals, which includes featuring at the World Cup in 2010.