Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers hopes he has the inside running for Chelsea's free agent Salomon Kalou. The Mirror says Kalou, who helped the Blues win the FA Cup and Champions League last season, is one of the most sought-after free agents around after being released last month to end his six years in west London.

Rodgers knows Kalou from their time together at Chelsea and sees him as the ideal player to solve Liverpool's right-sided problem now that Dirk Kuyt has signed for Fenerbahce.