Chelsea FC news: Malouda wants to stay.
French international Florent Malouda and his agent have come out and said that the French footballer would prefer to stay at Stemford Bridge at the beginning of next season as things stand. There have been quite a lot of rumors linking the ageing playmaker to a host of clubs across Europe.
The majority of interest seems to be coming out of Italy, with quite a few clubs hoping to get the opportunity to sign the player up. Amidst all those speculations though, Malouda has desired to remain at Chelsea and see his contract run out.
Talks linking Florent out of Enlgand seemed to volume up after a new boss took charge at Chelsea a few days ago. Speculations have been thrown about as to where he might be heading with clubs like AC Milan, Roma and Inter showing increasing amount of interest in the winger. Also, talks of Samir Nasri- first recognised as a Manchester United target- coming to London to sign for Chelsea are quite close to being confirmed. And if that deal is struck, then the future of the 31 year old French playmaker is thrown into question.
Yet, if he is to be believed, then all is well at the Bridge, and Malouda is going nowhere. Talking to the Daily Express in regards to his transfer, he said, “My relationship with the coach is good. My contract at Chelsea runs until 2013, and I want to stay until 2014 at least“.
Malouda had joined Chelsea from French giants Lyon in 2007 and since then had a few successful seasons at the club. He was in imperious form in the 09-10 season, helping Chelsea clinch the Premiership title. In total, he has made 184 appearances for Chelsea, scoring 42 goals in the process. He has also been a regular member in the French national side, making a total of 68 appearances, scoring six times in the process.