Salomon Kalou rejected a move to the Emirates!
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Ex Chelsea flyer Salomon Kalou turned down the chance to Join Arsenal during the January transfer window from Lille, reports the Express.
The Ivorian, who stars for Lille in France’s Ligue 1, rejected Arsene Wenger’s approach, and instead the Gunners poached the crocked Kim Kallstrom from Russia.
“A possible departure? Yes, to Arsenal,” Kalou told L’Equipe.
“It could have been done as a last-minute loan.
“But I wanted to finish third, prepare for the World Cup and go to the Stade de France to compete in the final of the Coupe de France.”
Kalou is enjoying an impressive season in France, scoring ten so far in the top flight, backing up his 16 strikes last term.
He prefers to play in an attacking position on the left, but has been deployed centrally this term – meaning he could have been an adequate cover or rotation option for Olivier Giroud.
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