Recently Arsenal have been linked with a number of strikers, and one is a familiar name. Salomon Kalou, formerly of Chelsea, is now at Lille after leaving Chelsea on a free transfer in the summer of 2012.
And since the move he has not looked back. Playing as more of a central striker than he did in his time at Stamford Bridge he has banged in the goals this year - and that has made him a transfer target for Arsenal.
Lille had to give him an incentive to make the move to Ligue 1 - and that came in the form of a measly release clause of just £2.5 million.
That has attracted Arsenal - who are seeking striking options to take the weight off of the shoulders of Olivier Giroud.
And last night Kalou bagged another goal - this one ensuring his country of a place at next summer’s World Cup.
Kalou’s Ivory Coast travelled to take on Senegal in the neutral location of Casablanca, Morocco - and did so with a 3-1 lead in tow from the first leg.
And they looked like they were sailing through to the finals - Moussa Sow scored a penalty in the 77th minute to have fingernails biting across Cote d’Ivoire.
But, with Senegal pressing for the win, The Elephants broke - with Yaya Toure laying the ball on a plate for the former Chelsea man to ensure his nation would be in Brazil next summer.
Here is the goal:
image: © Ben Sutherland