No Blues move for Malouda

20 June 2007 04:43
Lyon are adamant that Chelsea target Florent Malouda will not be moving to Stamford Bridge this summer. Blues boss Jose Mourinho has been linked with the France international winger, who is also believed to be interesting Liverpool. The 27-year-old former Guingamp star has said that he wants to leave the current French League champions this summer after spending the last four years at Stade Gerland. But Lyon's head of communications, Olivier Blanc, insists Maluda certainly will not be moving to Chelsea. He told the French press: "Contrary to what I've heard, there is no agreement with Chelsea about Malouda, and absolutely nothing about a swap deal with Lassana Diarra we turned down a fortnight ago." However, Blanc has confirmed that Tiago will be at a new club in the new season, with Juventus the Portuguese star's anticipated destination. He added: "Tiago could be the first of our players to leave this summer."

Source: ESA