Dalglish looks to Chelsea’s Kalou as Ivorian re-discovers form
Salomon Kalou is set to be the subject of interest from Kenny Dalglish’s Liverpool in the summer.
The Ivorian seemed to be on his way out of Chelsea under former manager Andre Villas Boas, but has undergone something of a revival since interim manager Roberto Di Matteo took the reins and it appears his impressive performances have caught the eye of the Reds management team.
The Anfield club are desperate to improve their attacking options, but after shelling out £120 million over the past 18 months in trying to do so, the board have given the Scottish manager a significantly reduced budget for next term.
Kalou is out of contract at the end of the season and his lack of first-team opportunities since signing in 2006 could see him stall on any new deal and may see him tempted to move north as he enters the peak of his career at 26.
A move to Merseyside would give the former Feyenoord man the chance of a regular place in the starting eleven, and his versatility, paired with the possibility of bringing him in on a free, means that Dalglish views him as an ideal signing.
However, Harry Redknapp is also keen on the Ivory Coast international, with the Daily Mail claiming that the interest from Spurs is under consideration from Kalou and his advisors.
AC Milan have made tentative enquiries to take the Blues player to Italy, but with the likes of Robinho, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Alexandre Pato and Clarence Seedorf already operating at the San Siro his chances would be limited.
Chelsea are also thought to be set to offer the resurgent forward a new deal in the coming weeks, but with Kalou concerned about his lack of game time over recent years and the uncertainty over the managerial position at Stamford Bridge he may be persuaded to ply his trade elsewhere.