Gunners lining up Chelsea star for January raid – reports

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Arsenal could make a move for Chelsea’s Salomon Kalou in the January transfer window.

 

Arsene Wenger is a long time admirer of the Ivorian and sees him as the solution to Arsenal’s striking problems, according to the Metro.

 

Kalou has been given very little playing time at Stamford Bridge under new boss Andre Villas-Boas, prompting talk of a transfer.

 

Wenger could provide the 26-year-old with a lifeline, especially now there are reports of a Stamford Bridge clear out come January.

 

The Daily Mail claim that the Chelsea owner is ready to listen to offers for a number of the Blues’ old guard in the transfer window.

 

As well as Kalou, Didier Drogba, Jose Bosingwa and Paulo Ferreira are all set for the exit door.

 

These reports follow the news that Nicolas Anelka and Brazilian defender Alex have had transfer requests accepted.

 

Arsenal are in need of some improved attacking cover for captain Robin van Persie, as current understudies Park Ju-Young and Marouane Chamakh have so far been unimpressive.

 

However, Villas-Boas may not sanction a move to Emirates Stadium, what with them being direct rivals in the Barclays Premier League.

 

Kalou has made only seven appearances so far this season, but has scored in his last three appearances.

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