According to the reliable local newspaper La Voix du Nord, Lille striker Salomon Kalou will most likely be leaving the club this summer.
They understand that AS Roma manager Rudi Garcia has entered into preliminary talks to bring the former Chelsea player to the Serie A. The paper believes that Kalou is delighted about the prospect of joining up with compatriot Gervinho.
Roma already made an approach during the January window which Kalou did not respond to. Lille on the other hand need to cut their budget and the Ivorian international is the highest earner at the club.
The only issue remains that Kalou’s ultimate goal for this transfer window is to return to the Premier League.
The very same newspaper also claims that Rudi Garcia remains in contact with Lille’s centre back Marko Basa, who is another player who will likely exit the club this summer, with his current deal running until 2015. Basa, who has had an excellent season with Les Dogues, is unsure as to whether he truly wishes to commit the the 3rd place finishers at such a late stage in his career.