Chelsea Winger Florent Malouda Set for Santos Switch

Stamford Bridge veteran Brazil bound?

CHELSEA’S French winger Florent Malouda could be on his way to Brazil with Santos, the club where the great Pele starred.

Santos vice-president Odilio Rodrigues confirmed talks have taken place over a possible deal.

The France international will be pushed further down the pecking order at Chelsea with the summer arrivals of Eden Hazard and Mirko Marin.

SOURCE: Daily Star

There are some conflicting stories in relation to the possible move to Santos for Chelsea winger Florent Malouda. This source believes that the imminent sale of Ganso, who has publicly stated his intention to seek a move to Europe, could pave the way for the French international to move to Brazil.

However other sources claim that the wage demands the 32 year old has made are too hefty for Santos to cover. Either way it would seem plausible that a Stamford Bridge exit is on the cards as Roberto Di Matteo certainly looks to be planning for the future and Malouda was a bit part player last term and is set to become even less likely to feature regularly in the coming campaign.

Last term the former Lyon man was handed just 11 Premier League starts and the arrivals of Eden Hazard and Marko Marin, as well as Belgian Kevin du Bruyne (who was loaned back to Racing Genk for the second half of last season following his move to the West London club) will further restrict his involvement in the first team.

Malouda has made a total of 230 appearances for Chelsea since his £13.5m move in July 2007, netting 45 goals in the process.

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