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The France international is set to leave Stamford Bridge after being frozen out last season

Sidelined Malouda 'cannot wait' to leave Chelsea

The France international is set to leave Stamford Bridge after being frozen out last season

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The Blues midfielder is out of contract next month and will leave Stamford Bridge after failing to make a single first-team appearance during the 2012-13 season

Chelsea midfielder Florent Malouda says he "cannot wait" to be back playing football next season after being frozen out of the first-team setup at Stamford Bridge.

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The France international didn't play a single game for the Blues this term after reportedly requesting a transfer in the summer of 2012 but failing to complete a move.

Now, with his contract set to expire at the end of June, Malouda is looking forward to finding a new club and reviving his career at age 32.

"I had a problem to sort out with certain people," the former Lyon player told The Sun. "It's done. Now, I'm free.

"I'm going to be able to play again next season and I cannot wait. I've been preparing all year long. I'll be back next season."

Malouda joined Chelsea from Lyon for around £13 million in 2007 and has won a Premier League title, three FA Cups and the Champions League during his time in England.

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