Florent Malouda Commits To Chelsea

The French winger claims he now wants to stay at Stamford Bridge, despite rumours that he was unhappy at the club...

Chelsea midfielder Florent Malouda has insisted that he now wishes to remain at the club, despite recent rumours of him attempting to engineer a move away from the west London outfit.

The former Olympique Lyonnais midfielder was said to be unhappy with life at Stamford Bridge under Luiz Felipe Scolari as he found first team chances increasingly hard to come by.

However, now with Guus Hiddink in charge of the club until the end of the season, Malouda seems to have settled into life in the English capital once again.

The 29-year-old had been linked with Juventus and AC Milan at the turn of the year, and it was widely expected that the France international would make the move to Italy during the January transfer window.

However, the move never materialised, and Malouda was left to fight his way into the first team at Chelsea, which he seems to be relishing under Hiddink.

The former Lyon player has stated his wish to win trophies with the Blues and also said he hoped to remain at the club until his contract finished.

Speaking to Ouest-France, Malouda said, "My intention is to stay. I do not say much on this subject and, as a consequence, they [the media] make me say what I did not say.

"The day when I wanted to leave a club, I did say it publically. It happened at Lyon. Besides, I left Lyon for a better club. I play for a team that helps me get closer to my targets.

"Last year, we almost won the Champions League. I am aiming to go even further. Until the end of my contract."

Malouda joined Chelsea in 2007 and has since made 43 Premier League appearances for the club, scoring four goals.

Nick Turner, Goal.com