Chelsea and Arsenal braced for Besiktas bid?

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

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