Malouda tells Chelsea boss Villas-Boas: Play me or I”m off
Florent Malouda insists he will be forced to leave Chelsea unless he is given more playing time by manager Andre Villas-Boas.
The midfielder has started just four games for the Blues this season and has not started a match since the Carling Cup defeat by Liverpool last month.
He once again came on as a substitute in Boxing Day”s 1-1 draw at home to Fulham – this time for Frank Lampard in the 61st minute.
Limited chances: Florent Malouda came on as a substitute again against Fulham
The 31-year-old has said he will seek a move away from Stamford Bridge when the January transfer window if the situations does not change.
In no uncertain terms, Malouda said: “My playing time cannot satisfy me. “It’s too small compared to the ambitious I have and so, if necessary, I will go.”
Trouble ahead: Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas
Malouda had been linked with ambitious Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala but the Frenchman has denied such suggestions.
“I couldn’t even manage to pronounce the name of this team,” Malouda told Canal+.
“I don’t know from where these rumours come, when they don’t have any base in reality.
“Me, I am someone who prefers transparency. I don’t have anything to hide, so I’m telling you the truth.”