Kalou offered new Blues deal

13 October 2011 05:10
Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has confirmed the club have offered a new deal to Ivory Coast international Salomon Kalou.[LNB] The 26-year-old, along with the likes of Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka, is out of contract at the end of the season.[LNB]Kalou's Stamford Bridge future had looked uncertain but Villas-Boas has revealed the striker had been offered a fresh terms.[LNB]The former Feyenoord man has made just two Premier League starts under Villas-Boas, leading to speculation over his future.[LNB]However, the Portuguese is keen to retain Kalou and he is not worried by the mental state of the trio while talks continue.[LNB]"Kalou was offered a contract and hopefully we will continue talks," he told the club's official website.[LNB]"In January these players are available to discuss their future. We'll continue talks until we reach an agreement or not.[LNB]"The fact that they are emotionally tied to this club - like Nico (Anelka) - too, means we can count on them while they are negotiating. Their loyalty to the club will never be in question."

Source: Team_Talk