Turkish club Besiktas are thought to be interested in Chelsea’s Salomon Kalou and Arsenal’s Nicklas Bendtner, according to The Daily Mail.
The eastern European club are believed to have sent a delegation to London last week to discuss a potential summer move to Turkey with Kalou’s representatives, with a bumper pay packet on offer.
The Ivory Coast international is out of contract at the end of the season and has also attracted interest from Tottenham and a number of other clubs.
Chelsea are thought to be eager to keep the attacker, but as yet there has been no hint of whether a new contract has been offered.
Meanwhile, Besiktas have also earmarked Nicklas Bendtner as a potential new signing.
The Turks tried to ensnare the Denmark international last summer but the striker rejected a move to the Super Lig club, but after a season on loan at Sunderland, the forward’s future remains unclear.
It is evident that Bendtner does not have a role to play in Arsene Wenger’s plans, and it is rumoured that the Black Cats will not take up their option to sign him on a permanent basis.
By Gareth McKnight