Lille star Salomon Kalou has revealed that Arsenal tried to sign him in January.
The Gunners were keen to bolster their squad during the January transfer window, but missed out on several transfer targets as boss Arsene Wenger left it far too late to do any business.
And former Chelsea man Kalou was the latest to be eyed by Wenger, buthe rejected the chance to return to England in order to help current club Lille reach next season’s Champions League.
As quoted on the Daily Express website, Kalou told L’Equipe: “A possible departure? Yes, to Arsenal.
“It could have been done as a last-minute loan.”