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Last Updated: Tuesday, 31 October 2006, 16:26 GMT
Ivorians in new bid to lure Kalou
Ivory Coast coach Uli Stielike
Coach Uli Stielike has called up Salomon Kalou once again

Ivory Coast have made a fresh bid to lure Chelsea's Salomon Kalou to the Elephants by naming him in their squad for next month's friendly with Sweden.

German coach Uli Stielike, who will be taking charge of his second match for Ivory Coast, has named 24 players for the game on 15 November in Le Mans, France.

The Ivorian-born Kalou has previously turned down overtures but the west Africans renewed their efforts after the striker had a bid to obtain Dutch citizenship turned down earlier this year.

Kalou's elder brother Bonaventure has been restored to the squad after being dropped for the 5-0 win over Gabon in an African Nations Cup qualifier earlier this month.

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Boubacar Barry (Beveren), Gerard Gnanhouan (Montpellier), Stephen Loboue (Greuther Furth)

Defenders: Mamadou Doumbia (Istres, Emerse Fae (Nantes), Seydou Kante (Beveren), Abdoulaye Meite (Bolton Wanderers), Kolo Toure (Arsenal)

Midfielders: Kanga Akale (AJ Auxerre), Steve Gohouri (Young Boys Berne), Bonaventure Kalou (Paris St Germain), Gilles Yapi Yapo (Young Boys Berne), Gneri Yaya Toure (Monaco), Didier Zokora (Tottenham Hotspur)

Forwards: Amara Diane (Paris St Germain), Aruna Dindane (Racing Lens), Didier Drogba, Salomon Kalou (both Chelsea), Abdelkader Keita (Lille), Arouna Kone (PSV Eindhoven), Bakary Kone (Nice), Christian Koffi Ndri (Le Mans), Boubacar Sanogo (Hamburg SV), Kandia Traore (Le Havre).



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