Lille forward Salomon Kalou has revealed that there is interest in taking him back to the Premier League from Liverpool and West Ham.

The former Chelsea striker was allowed to leave the club in the summer after his contract came to an end and he has since made 18 appearances for Lille.

Salomon Kalou
Salomon Kalou in action for the Ivory Coast [Reuters]

However, the 27-year-old has been repeatedly linked with a return to England and it is believed that the Ligue 1 side would be prepared to listen to offers for the Ivory Coast international during the January transfer window.

Sky Sports has reported that Lille would be prepared to sell if an offer of £2.8million arrived as they continue to struggle to replicate the form that saw them qualify for the Champions League last season.

The French club have already been knocked out of European competition and are struggling in the league, leading Kalou to admit that he would be interested in a possible move back to the Premier League.

Liverpool and West Ham have been mooted as potential suitors, while QPR and Everton have also been linked by Sky Sports.

"I am flattered with all teams linked with me in England," said Kalou. "It means I am not a bad player as some people think. Teams such as Liverpool, West Ham, are very good teams."

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has been chasing more attacking options and, after signing Daniel Sturridge, appears to have been left frustrated in his pursuit of winger Tom Ince.

Kalou could well be an alternative to the young Blackpool attacker and would certainly offer far more top flight experience having played more than 250 times for Chelsea and scored 59 goals in his six year stay at Stamford Bridge.

West Ham have also managed to complete some business in the transfer window having signed Joe Cole and Marouane Chamakh, but manager Sam Allardyce has stated that he would like to do more business if possible in January.