Arsenal update: Kalou and Patricio – two leftfield deals

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For a short time last summer it seemed as if Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou would be on his way to The Emirates. However it never happened with rumours that the Blues were reluctant to sell the player to their London rivals.

Well if Arsene Wenger is still keen on Kalou he may have a second chance to sign the player this summer. For Kalou, who is having an iffy season with French team Lille, has made it clear that he wants to return to England.

Speaking to The Sun
Kalou said: ‘I’d love to go back to England. I spent six seasons there and I am crazy about the Premier League.

‘Players’ careers change so quickly — you never know what will happen tomorrow.’

I am not sure how keen Wenger will be on the player now. Kalou might have been a good stop gap for a club with limited finances. It is very clear though that Arsenal need to spend big on a striker in the summer and Kalou doesn’t fit that bill.

Meanwhile there are more murmurings that Sporting Lisbon goalkeeper Rui Patricio, could be on his way to London for around 15 million euros.

Several Portuguese papers have said that thee has been contact between the two clubs.