Gunners fail with Kalou bid

Sky Sports understands that Lille have rejected an approach from Arsenal for Salomon Kalou.

The 28-year-old former Chelsea striker was understood to have been approached by Arsenal and an unnamed German club.

But Lille have blocked Kalou from leaving due to the fact they could not find a replacement at such short notice.

The Ivorian forward was known to be keen on making the move back across the English channel, having spent six productive years at Stamford Bridge.