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18 May 2011 16:30:06

Kalou non-committal on Ancelotti

Salomon Kalou has refused to reveal whether he wants Carlo Ancelotti to remain as Chelsea manager next season.

Several Blues players have publicly backed Ancelotti, who looks set to lose his job this summer. But striker Kalou, who has been in and out of the side this season, told Sky Sports News it did not matter who was in charge.

Asked if the players were behind Ancelotti, Kalou laughed before saying: "We don't make the decision. We're here to play for the club. We're happy to work with anyone. That's for the board to decide. The players are going to give their best on the pitch and that's the most important thing."

Kalou appeared upset at losing his place in the side to Fernando Torres for last month's game against Tottenham. After coming off the bench to score a late winner, the Ivory Coast international could barely raise a smile and quickly left the field as his team-mates celebrated.

The 25-year-old, who has been a bit-part player since joining Chelsea five years ago, added of the managerial uncertainty: "It doesn't matter. For me, the most important thing is to stay as a team.

"Last year, we won the double and it was all the team. This year, if we don't win any competition, it'll be the same. I'm not looking for an excuse. It doesn't matter which players or who is the manager, the players have to be together and give a better performance."

Kalou is one of several Chelsea players facing an uncertain future at Stamford Bridge, regardless who is in charge. Someone definitely on his way out this summer is Fabio Borini, who has confirmed he will not renew his contract once it expires.

The 20-year-old, who has spent the final two months of the season on loan at npower Championship play-off finalists Swansea, said: "It is a fact I will leave Chelsea, because I didn't renew the contract.

"I want to carry on playing and I would like to stay in England because it is the best football in Europe. Negotiations went wrong at Chelsea so we both chose to go away and let the contract expire.

"At the end of the season, they will get some compensation for me as a young player. But it is too early to think about the transfer window. I think about Wembley now and that is it."


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