Arsenal, Lille, Ligue1, Kalou,

Arsenal are in talks with French Ligue 1 club Lille over the signing of former Chelsea player Salomon Kalou, with talk that they are also preparing to let Nicklas Bendtner join Crystal Palace despite what Wenger had to say about the Dane yesterday.

The 28-year-old winger can be had for £2.6 million and is currently earning £60,000 per-week in France with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger knowing that he could slot straight into the Arsenal squad with both Lukas Podolski and Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain out injured.

Outcast Bendtner has spent the past two seasons out on loan with Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway looking boost his attacking options now that Palace are back in the top flight.