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LILLE have completed the signing of Salomon Kalou after he was released by Chelsea last month.

Kalou, 26, was never more than a bit-part player in a six-year career at Chelsea, during which 107 of his 254 appearances came as a substitute. He scored 60 goals for the club.

The Ivory Coast international has signed a four-year contract with Lille, who finishing third in Ligue 1 last season when defending the title.

LILLE have completed the signing of Salomon Kalou after he was released by Chelsea last month.

Kalou, 26, was never more than a bit-part player in a six-year career at Chelsea, during which 107 of his 254 appearances came as a substitute. He scored 60 goals for the club.

The Ivory Coast international has signed a four-year contract with Lille, who finishing third in Ligue 1 last season when defending the title.

INTER Milan coach Andrea Stramaccioni says that every player at the club has a price and would not attempt to block the sale of stars such as Wesley Sneijder.

Stramaccioni, 36, has overseen a revamp of the squad at the San Siro and although Dutch international Sneijder is key to his plans, he wouldn't veto a big-money transfer for the midfielder.

AJAX manager Frank de Boer has left Tottenham Hotspur target Jan Vertonghen out of his squad for a pre-season fixture because "his head is in London".

Vertonghen has been linked with a transfer to White Hart Lane all summer, and it seems the deal is now on the verge of completion.

The switch has been held up of late, with the Belgium international in dispute with Ajax over receiving a cut of the transfer fee.

Vertonghen's agent said recently he was aiming to enter talks with Ajax in a bid to end the impasse - and it seems he has pushed the saga towards a resolution, with De Boer omitting Vertonghen from the exhibition contest against FC Emmen.

"Jan has his head in London, so we sent him home," De Boer said. "He is only waiting on a few minor details before he gets the green light."

Spurs are expected to pay £9 million to bring the centre-back to White Hart Lane, where he will link up with new boss Andre Villas-Boas

LIVERPOOL manager Brendan Rodgers hopes to keep Craig Bellamy after holding talks with the player last week.

There has been uncertainty over Bellamy's future at Liverpool with Rodgers replacing Kenny Dalglish as boss last month. It was thought Cardiff City, where Bellamy spent the 2010-11 season on loan from Man City, could be about to make a move to take him back to his hometown.

Rodgers believes Bellamy may have much to offer his new Liverpool and has no intention of looking to move the 32-year-old on.

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