Lille have confirmed the signing of Ivory Coast striker Salomon Kalou on a free transfer following his release by Chelsea.

Kalou has agreed a four-year deal at the Ligue 1 side after being released at the end of last season following six years with the London club.

"LOSC formalises the arrival of Salomon Kalou, who has this morning made the traditional medical visit after his arrival at Domaine de Luchin yesterday," read a statement on Lille club website, losc.fr. The contract of the 26-year-old European champion is four seasons. The former Chelsea player is committed to the club until 2016."

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