Newcastle look at Kalou as free transfer scramble hots up

Tooning in for Kalou?
Newcastle are said to be interested in signing Chelsea attacker Saloman Kalou if reports in the Daily Mail are to be believed.

The 26-year-old is being released by Chelsea after six years at the club that have been littered with trophies and winners medals, with the latest one being a Champions League winning medal.

Kalou has made 244 appearances for the Stamford Bridge outfit, scoring 60 goals and creating another 40, although it has to be said that he has found himself used in a rotation role over the last few years. Generally though he has been a good player for Chelsea which is why I’m surprised that he is being let go.

An international colleague of Cheik Tiote, Kalou has made 48 appearances for Ivory Coast scoring 17 goals along the way. He can create goals and score goals although I have reservations about signing another player who will be off to the African Cup of Nations every other year.

Anyway, I have no idea why I wrote all of that as the report was in the Daily Mail so you can bet your last penny that nothing will come of it. Actually, I do know why I wrote it after all. Basically I just wanted to highlight the quality that is being released by clubs this year.

Kalou is just one of them, but there are others. Hoilett, Diame, Rodallega and more according to this list here so there is real scope to grab some cracking players for very little outlay in transfer fees, something which Newcastle have already done with the singing of Romain Amalfitano of course.

The only stumbling block with any high-profile free transfers will be wage demands. Not requiring a fee is one thing, but agents will know this and will want to exploit that by trying to get their client (and themselves) the best possible deal.

Are we in for Kalou? I very much doubt it due to the aforementioned wages and knowledge that he wouldn’t exactly be on a meagre wage at Chelsea, but it doesn’t mean that there are no players worth looking at on the free transfer list.

I’m sure Graham Carr has a handle on it all anyway…

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189 thoughts on “Newcastle look at Kalou as free transfer scramble hots up

  1. Im off to press my white linen suit for tomorrow.

    I love just walking up and doon the quayside reciting out loud the works of Shakespeare in my white suit and trilby.


  2. Troy, you must’ve been the **** I robbed then.
    Had a proper cheese party thanks te yee! 😯

    …kin edam, cheese strings, err red lesta, the LOT!

    …aye, Big Al was on the deck saying “NAHHH, DIVNT NAK IZ MAN! 😯

    …nicked his jar of olives. He had too many ‘awkward cheeses’ on him.


  3. Troy, you can’t just turn up then **** off again. It’s called ****ing Etiquette, you ****.


  4. 😯 😛 …zzzzzzzzzzzz




  5. Phew! When I saw Troys name on here I thought we had lost 3 or 4 players.. Glad to read that it isn’t the case 🙂 He normally only posts when there is doom & gloom about 🙂 The Grimm Staver 🙂 🙂


  6. …load of ****ing ****, made up by ********s and spread by ****s.

    (Lurpak advertising campaign 2013, you ain’t seen me) 😉


  7. The Spanish have Xavi – Iniesta
    The Italians have Pirlo – Balotelli
    The Irish have Long -Cox


  8. Jill….You should always get a few links for each match on these 2 sites, there’ll be more options nearer to KO time…

    Troy…Mr **** cheese wasn’t expressing a valid opinion, he was just trying to be a smart arse, I dare say he posts either on here or more likely other blogs under another more “usual” username but is obviously to gutless to use it when being the aforementioned “smart arse” so deserves any abuse that comes his way… my opinion of course, which I have a right to express 😉


  9. Troy – I was just saving disappointment more than anything. I mean I never written “five or six” articles a day on a regular basis, even when there was loads of news around, so the criticism kind of unfounded as he/she is waiting for something that has never happened 😉

    I hate unfounded trolling 😉


  10. Aussie….maybe so but I didn’t hurl abuse at hiim, I just said his post was boring, which apparently is me just stating an opinion and I should be listened to GOD DAMMIT!!!! 😆


  11. 🙄 😆
    Troy was on the wind up as far as I can see… I thought your comment was piss funny and on the mark…


  12. toonsy, just read that list for players who are available, only one stood out for me, an english midfielder player called DANNY GUTHRIE, 25 yrs old, wages wont be a problem, and hes on a free!!!!


  13. @mr&mrsrichie Aussie

    You’s two are like a married couple these daze! 😛

    In response to the criticism for defending Knob Cheese, I expected it……….. Sensitive souls. 😉


  14. Troy 😆
    have you been posting on ed’s site as a guy called – Beardsley ?
    Legit question.. I’ve read a few of his comments and I thought it may be you..


  15. TS9 – To be fair that is only the Premier League list. There are others, like Barnetta for example…


  16. Troy….Where did you get criticism for defending Knob Cheese?(sounds a bit dodgy that like 😆 )…it’s not all about you ya know 😉 😆


  17. Thanks Richietoon, much appreciated.
    In the last world cup that Alafay and Elia were very impressive for Holland.


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