SALOMON SIGNS UNTIL 2012

Posted on: Mon 12 Oct 2009

Chelsea Football Club is delighted to confirm that Salomon Kalou has signed a new three-year contract.

In committing to Chelsea, the 24-year-old joins his compatriot Didier Drogba plus John Terry, Ashley Cole, John Mikel Obi, Florent Malouda, Hilario and Michael Mancienne in agreeing new deals since the end of last season.

'I am very pleased that Salomon has signed a new contract with us as he is an important player for this club,' says Carlo Ancelotti.

'He is always well motivated and works hard at his game at all times. Because of this, I am sure that Salomon will become an even more important player for Chelsea in the future.'

Kalou is in his fourth year at Stamford Bridge and has 93 starts and 66 sub appearances, scoring 31 goals. During that time he became an international and at the weekend was part of the Ivory Coast side that qualified for what will be his first World Cup Finals.