Lille have confirmed the signing of Salomon Kalou on a free transfer following his release by Chelsea.
Kalou has agreed a four-year deal at the Ligue 1 side after being released at the end of last season following six years with the London club.
“LOSC formalises the arrival of Salomon Kalou, who has this morning made the traditional medical visit after his arrival at Domaine de Luchin yesterday,” read a statement on Lille club website, losc.fr.
“The contract of the 26-year-old European champion is four seasons. The former Chelsea player is committed to the club until 2016.”
Kalou, who was brought to Chelsea by Jose Mourinho in 2006 made 254 appearances for the Blues, including 147 starts, and scored 60 goals.
Kalou seems happy with the move to the French side saying:
“The project of LOSC, especially with the arrival of the new stadium, is ambitious and I really liked it.
“From what I’ve discovered the club, it has nothing to envy the greatest outfits in Europe.
“I am now here to have fun.”