Chelsea to sell Malouda for as little as £5m?

A news story broke yesterday afternoon/evening that took me by surprise but thinking about it, could make perfect sense. The story relates t...

A news story broke yesterday afternoon/evening that took me by surprise but thinking about it, could make perfect sense. The story relates to the "sudden" availability of Florent Malouda to European clubs for as little as £5m before the transfer window closes next Wednesday.

Now straight away I thought "No way" purely and simply because of the balance that Malouda provides us down that left hand side when he plays and plays well. Now Yuri Zhirkov has left the club we look a different side when he isn't playing just like we did for the first 35 minutes against West Brom at the weekend.

The again, I thought to myself, well he is 31 and just has one year left on his contract. Last season his formed wavered from starting well, to being diabolical and to picking up towards the end of the season. I said it at the time as it was almost like the smile had gone from his face, he wasn't enjoying his football and looked as though he had plenty of issues going on that prevented him for enjoying football.

I think the signing of Juan Mata is massive and will be huge going forward. At just 23, Mata being naturally left sided, would be the ideal replacement for Malouda. There is the age, the ability and at the end of the day he is a totally different player that WILL offer Chelsea something very different to Malouda.

According to the press, Malouda is of "interest" to Juventus and their General Manager. So expect a bid of around £5m to come in for the Frenchman.

Could it be that AVB has decided that Malouda is the next person out the Chelsea door and why would he?. For me, Malouda isn't your pacey winger looking to beat his man at every opportunity, get to the byline and whip in all sorts of crosses on a regular basis and I think you will agree with me that at times, he slows our game down.

Maybe it's purely because of the fact that he does slow the game down that has forced AVB's hand as he is looking for Chelsea to play fast, expressive, attacking football?.

I have to say though, £5m is a big surprise as you would think we would want more. Maybe it's because he only has a year left and Chelsea need to shift some players out the door that they have taken this step.

We do have to remember, and people bear with us on this. The next 6 days or so will be immense as there will be plenty speculated about Chelsea with numerous players being linked with moves in and out of the club.

One thing is for sure though. AVB has said from day one that everyone has a chance to impress him in pre season and in training and he will make decisions from then.

Could it be Malouda next shown the door by AVB? What do you think?


Check out my blog posts on the Official Chelsea Website -
Follow me and my blog on Twitter -
Follow the blog on Facebook -
Grab my RSS Feed -
Sign up to my email updates -
My YouTube Channel -

Post a Comment

  1. Well malouda have be a wonderful player all this while but i don't see why AVB would want to sell him well he is the manager he decides what is gona happen.e why AVB would want to sell him well he is the manager he decides what is gona happen.




Check out the best online casinos in india at

The Football Blog Network

Discover the best online casinos Canada has to offer at Casinos Online In. Choose a casino bonus and begin playing your favourite games and online slots!
Check out the UK's latest betting offers for upcoming Premier League matches at
Get the best from your new online sportsbook ! It's recommended for soccer fans from the United States to explore the list of top US sports betting sites. Compare their bonuses before signing up with them and placing wagers on Chelsea matches.
For Chelsea odds this season check out Online Bookies for all the latest prices & leading offers.
To compare free bets for betting on Chelsea visit
Looking for the best offers on Football? Head to
Looking for the best odds on Chelsea? Check out
Many canadian online casinos are best known for offering first time depositors with free spins and massive bonuses. Read reviews before signing up with any Canadian casino.
Are you looking for French casino games? goldenriviera casino en ligne is best known for providing the best casino games in France
Online casinos have become increasingly popular in New Zealand. With the rise of internet casinos, there's also a rise of bogus (fake) websites. Make sure you read casino reviews at crazyvegas online casino before you sign up with any casino.
Before you place any bets on Chelsea we suggest get these bookmakers free bets
Look! The latest Chelsea odds here at make sure you check it out!
For the best Chelsea offers on the 20/21 season check out bestfreebetoffers now!
Chelsea latest news All Football News - Chelsea HERE
If you're looking to place your football bets on a new sportsbook, then look no further as Betiton is your new home for football betting!
With so many operators in the Irish market, reviewed the best football betting sites in their guide.
Wanna bet on the best FIFA World Cup Betting Sites? Check out