Saturday, June 30, 2012

Liverpool FC target Salomon Kalou to decide future next month


Salomon Kalou, who has been linked with a number of clubs including Arsenal and Liverpool, has revealed he will make a decision about his future when he returns from holiday.

Salomon Kalou
The former Chelsea striker was released by Chelsea at the end of the last month and has been linked with a number of clubs in recent weeks.

As well as interest from Arsenal and Liverpool, Tottenham have been linked with the Ivory Coast international, along with Lille, Schalke, former club Feyenoord, and several clubs from Italy and Spain.

The 26-year-old is currently on holiday in the United States, and will consider his options when he returns next month.

Speaking after playing in Steve Nash's Showdown, a charity event for underprivileged children staged annually by the NBA's two-time MVP, Kalou told Goal.com: "Right now, it's hard to say because right now I'm here to enjoy my holiday.

"After that, I will decide my future."

Kalou's representative, Rodger Linse, earlier this month noted he was aware of interest from Liverpool and Schalke, and told the Liverpool Echo that his client would be happy to remain in the Premier League next season.

"He has been very happy at Chelsea," he said.

"He is a player with ambition, and he has managed to satisfy a lot of those ambitions over the last few years.

"He never quite made it to be a guaranteed starter with Chelsea, but his statistics were always good, and he won lots of trophies there.

"In many ways it will be difficult to find a better place to be, but he is open-minded, and would be happy to continue in England if the right club comes in."