Ligue 1 attacker rumored to make Premier League return with Tottenham Hotspur

Dean Mouhtaropoulos

Papers and blogs all over the UK are abuzz with rumors that former Chelsea attacker Salomon Kalou will be returning to the English Premier League with Tottenham Hotspur, but Kalou seems happy to stay in France.

It's been almost two years since Salomon Kalou left London to move to Ligue 1. Now, with several teams looking to beef up their attacking options, the former Chelsea player could be on his way back to the capital, though this time to the Northern part of London. Tottenham Hotspur, along with rivals Arsenal, are both rumored to be interested in bringing in the 28 year-old Ivorian. However, Kalou has said he's not looking for a move at the moment.

"Je suis bien ici. Pourquoi changer de club en milieu de saison ? On a bien commencé, et j’aimerais aller jusqu’au bout. On a un état d’esprit que je ne retrouverai pas ailleurs. Après, dans le football, on ne peut jamais rien prédire"

Basically, Kalou says he's happy at Lille and doesn't see a point to changing clubs in the middle of the season. He's enjoying his football and the atmosphere around the club is excellent and he doesn't know where else he could find that. Add in Lille chairman Michael Seydoux's lack of a desire to sell (at least for anything less than €87 million) and it doesn't seem as though Kalou will be going anywhere.

Kalou has played well since his move to Ligue 1 and has been attacking threat for a Lille team that lacks punch. He's scored six goals so far this season, playing mostly as a central striker in a 4-1-2-1-2 formation for Rene Girard's team.  He scored 16 goals last season, his best goalscoring season since 2004-05 with Feyenoord. In all honesty, he's looking like a much better player than the man who was basically Chelsea's super-sub for a number of years. I can't see Lille selling him, particularly with them chasing a Champions League place and certainly not at the rumored £3 million price.

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