MALOUDA ALLOWED TO LEAVE

Chelsea are prepared to allow Florent Malouda leave the club, although they will not allow him to leave the club on a free transfer. The 32-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and he has fallen down the pecking order at the club following the arrival of Roberto di Matteo.

The former West Brom manager took over the club in March and has guided them to the Champions League and FA Cup glory last season. Despite this, there have been many changes that the club with the arrival of Eden Hazard and Marko Marin, while the likes of Drogba and Kalou have left the club.


Chelsea are prepared to allow Florent Malouda leave the club, although they will not allow him to leave the club on a free transfer. The 32-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and he has fallen down the pecking order at the club following the arrival of Roberto di Matteo.

The former West Brom manager took over the club in March and has guided them to the Champions League and FA Cup glory last season. Despite this, there have been many changes that the club with the arrival of Eden Hazard and Marko Marin, while the likes of Drogba and Kalou have left the club.

Florent Malouda has been linked with a move to Brazil in recent weeks, but the Brazilian club Santos who were holding negotiations with the player has said that the transfer will not take place due to the wage demands of the player. Despite this, the Chelsea manager Roberto di Matteo has speculated that there will be more departures from the club in order to reduce the size of the squad. Premier league rules do not allow clubs to name more than 25 players per season. Chelsea right not have 31 players on the books.

“Florent is back with us now and I will have a talk with him this week. We cannot name more than 25 players in the squad so we will have to make some decisions. The final decision on who will go and who will stay will be made at the beginning of August,” said the Chelsea manager while in the pre-season tour of the United States. Florent Malouda has been experiencing an up-and-down season ever since arriving for £ 13 million from Lyon in 2007. He has, however, won every major trophy with the club in these five seasons.

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