West Ham have been offered the chance to sign Chelsea rejects Florent Malouda and Salomon Kalou, according to The Telegraph.
Malouda, 33, spent the whole of last season training with Chelsea’s reserves after he refused to take a pay-cut or leave Stamford Bridge for several interested European clubs.
He was subsequently told he would have to see out the remaining year of his contract with the Blues’ reserves before leaving for free this summer, and Chelsea have approached West Ham with the chance to take him off their hands for nothing.
Kalou, 27, left Chelsea for Ligue 1 side Lyon last summer but it is thought he is interested in returning to the Premier League. Lyon have approached several clubs regarding the availability of the Ivorian, including the Hammers, where he is reported to be very interested in joining if an offer is made.
But both players, who were part of Chelsea’s Champions League winning side in 2012, would need to take significant pay-cuts should West Ham decide to sign them, especially if Andy Carroll puts pen-to-paper on the reported £100,000 per-week, four-year contract he has been offered by the Hammers next week.