Striker Kalou's the latest Blue to sign extended Chelsea contract

CHELS EA striker Salomon Kalou has become the latest player to sign a new contract at Stamford Bridge.<br /><br />The Ivory Coast international&rsquo;s contract was due to expire at the end of the season but the Blues have tied him down to a new three-year deal.<br /><br />He joins fellow countryman Didier Drogba, Ashley Cole, John Obi Mikel, Florent Malouda and captain John Terry in committing themselves to the club this season.<br /><br />The Blues have been forced to safeguard the immediate future of their current squad in the wake of their Fifa transfer ban, which the club are currently appealing.<br /><br />Meanwhile, the Blues have also been boosted by the news that Michael Ballack&rsquo;s ankle injury, sustained while playing for Germany at the weekend, is not as bad as first feared. He is expected to play against Aston Villa on Saturday.