Olympique Marseille coach Didier Deschamps is ready to raid former club Chelsea for Salomon Kalou. The Ligue 1 club are keen on Kalou and will be allowed to bypass Chelsea and contact him directly when the transfer window opens.

Kalou is off contract in June and can sign a pre-contract with l'OM in January.

Deschamps is said to be interested in the 26-year-old but has not ruled out the possibility of taking him on loan first.