Kalou extends Chelsea stay

LONDON - Ivory Coast forward Salomon Kalou has signed a new three-year contract with Chelsea.

"I am very pleased Salomon has signed a new contract with us as he is an important player for this club," manager Carlo Ancelotti told the Premier League team's website on Monday.

Kalou, 24, joined Chelsea in 2006 from Dutch side Feyenoord and has scored 31 goals in more than 150 appearances for the London club.