Premier League clubs interested in signing me, claims Malouda

The midfielder says he is enjoying his holidays at the moment and will be discussing offers from England, France, Brazil and the Gulf with his agent ahead of next season
By Edmund Okai Gyimah

Former Chelsea winger Florent Malouda says he will decide where he will be playing next season soon, insisting he has received interest from a number of clubs.

Following six seasons at Stamford Bridge the 32-year-old is a free agent after being deemed surplus to requirements, failing to make a single first-team appearance last term.

However, Malouda is confident about finding opportunities next season with clubs in England, France, Brazil and the Gulf all courting his signature.

"For now I am enjoying my holidays," Malouda told Goal while on a visit to Ghana for the Michael Essien Foundation's Charity Game.

"I have been in Germany and I am in Ghana here. I will come out with the club I am joining when I end my holidays.

"Some clubs in France, Brazil, the Premier League, and the Gulf have all expressed interest in signing me. I will sit down with my agent and we sort things out when I go."

An assembled Africa XI led by Michael Essien defeated Michael Ballack's World XI 4-2 on Saturday in a charity match in Ghana, with Malouda grabbing an assist early in the game.

Malouda added: "Africa and Ghana, particularly, is like a home to me. It is always great to be here to support my brother Essien in his charity game."