Chelsea forward Kalou poised to join German side Schalke despite Arsenal interest
05:33 GMT, 29 May 2012
Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou is ready to turn his back on the Premier League and sign for German side Schalke.
The Ivory Coast international became a free agent after the Blues' Champions League Final triumph.
Last hurrah: Salomon Kalou set to leave Chelsea after Champions League triumph
And Schalke are favourites to sign Kalou despite interest from Arsenal and his former side Feyenoord, reports the Daily Mirror.
The 26-year-old made more than 250 appearances, including a start in Chelsea's Champions League final victory against Bayern Munich, and scored 60 goals for the Blues.