The Sun is reporting that Salomon Kalou could be Arsene Wenger's next signing. The Blues have been offered £6m for the Ivoirian winger although they are holding out for £8m. Kalou has been been offered a generous increase in his weekly wages, actually double, to £60,000 and a five-year contract.
Kalou indulged in some hyperbole back in February about Le Professeur.
"He is a very great coach and I know that every single player in the world dreams of playing for him.
"I have a lot of respect for him, he is one of the best coaches in the world"
Kalou's minutes were probably going to drop further with Florent Malouda and now Yuri Zhirkov coming to the squad. He will be good cover for Samir Nasri who will be out for at least the first month and a half of the season recuperating from his fibular fracture. The Ivoirian is speedy, likes to cut in, and shoot with his preferred right leg and shows good crossing ability.
However as seen in the Emirates Cup, it is not the attack that needs fixing so much as the defense. We need that holding midfielder and one more experienced center back.