I'd be mad to leave Chelsea, says French winger Malouda as Barca wait
15 June 2009 11:43
Florent Malouda insists he has no intention of leaving Chelsea this summer.
The 29-year-old France winger has been repeatedly linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge with Barcelona being touted as a possible destination.
But Malouda told France Football: 'Every time, I say the same thing - I don't know why people are not getting the message. If I choose to live in London, it is no coincidence.
'It's true that I don't dwell on my private life too much but, hey, London is the ideal place for my family - my children like it.
'I have great relationships at Chelsea and, in sporting terms, things are getting better and better.
'I am part of a team where I am flourishing.'
Malouda helped Chelsea lift the FA Cup, his first trophy since arriving from Lyon in 2007.
Heb added: 'It was a great year with the trophy for Chelsea and above all the fact that I have always dreamed of winning this great tournament and finally realised my dream.
'On the football side, everybody talks about the end of the season, but the start wasn't bad, apart from my injury.
'I'm pleased that people have noticed the end of the championship, but for me it is more the whole season - and I hope that next year will be even better in terms of trophies.
'We have seen that Chelsea are not far away from the best in the world.'