Chelsea midfielder Florent Malouda is keen to see out his contract at the Stamford Bridge club, despite reported interest from clubs in his native France…Florent Malouda will not accept being a Chelsea sub but will see out the final year of his contract. The French international winger, left on the bench for the semi at Barcelona, is eager to win back his place for the final.
Source: The Sun
The France winger is adamant to see out his Stamford Bridge contract, according to The Sun. Following the departure of former Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti, the midfielder has found himself out of favour at the Stamford Bridge club – slipping down the pecking order and rarely featuring in the big games this season.
Ancelotti was an admirer of Malouda and used him in the majority of Chelsea’s Premier League games last term. However, since Ancelotti’s summer departure to Paris Saint-Germain, former boss AVB was reluctant to use Malouda in his short tenure in charge, and new interim manager Roberto di Matteo has so far opted to play a diamond in midfield, with the impressive Ramires filling in the slot on the left.
The Frenchman was an unused sub in Tuesday night’s Champions League away tie at Barcelona and says he finds it hard to accept his new role on the bench.
He told The Sun: “No, I don’t accept being a sub. I would never accept it otherwise it would be time for me to retire.
“It has been a hard season for me but things can change very quickly here.
“Last year I was the club’s top scorer and this year I started the season as a substitute and less playing time.
“This year I experienced quarter-finals from the stands, a semi-final on the bench, which is the first time for me. I want to play in finals and win them.
“I know I show up when I’m on the pitch. But I’m not someone who likes to complain.
“Everything is possible here. I’ll see what the coach wants to do. I am a competitor, of course I want to play.
“I have one year left, I think I will go to the end of my contract.”
In the same interview with the British paper, the France international also admitted to having a conversation with former Chelsea boss Ancelotti about the possibility of a future move to the French giants.
Paris Saint-Germain are now one of the richest clubs in Europe following last summer’s takeover by their new billionaire owners, and have wasted no time in naming future transfer targets, with the likes of Eden Dzeko and Carlos Tevez being linked with the club.
When asked about a possible move to Paris, Malouda told The Sun:
“I’ve already spoken to him about it but the answer must stay between us.
“He’s someone I like a lot but I do not know if it’s possible.”
The Chelsea winger has scored 34 times in 144 appearances for the London side as well as representing his native France on 74 occasions.
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