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West Brom No2 Downing insists Kalou deal not dead

West Bromwich Albion No2 Keith Downing says they're not giving up on Lille attacker Salomon Kalou.

Kalou has made it clear he would prefer to remain at Lille, believing he can progress further with the Ligue 1 club.

Despite that, Albion have not yet given up hope of signing the 28-year-old Ivory Coast international.

"We've stated an interest, we've had some negotiations and we're hopeful he'll come to West Brom," said Downing to the Birmingham Mail.

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