Malouda drops Chelsea exit hint
Unsettled Chelsea midfielder Florent Malouda has hinted he could look to quit the club during the transfer window.
The 31-year-old's quest to cement his place in the France team ahead of UEFA EURO 2012 has been complicated by his lack of playing time under Andre Villas-Boas at Stamford Bridge. Malouda has started only once in the past nine games - in a League Cup tie against Liverpool - and the success of Juan Mata has left him sitting in frustration on the bench.
After coming on as a second-half substitute in Chelsea's 1-1 draw at home to Fulham yesterday, Malouda told Canal Plus television he is starting to look at options elsewhere.
"I can't be satisfied," Malouda said. "There's a huge difference between the amount of time I'm playing and what my ambitions are.
"So we'll see what happens in the winter transfer market. If I have to, I'll go elsewhere because, looking back at the first half of the season, I just can't be satisfied with that."
Ancelotti reunion at PSG?
According to Le Parisien, Malouda could be set for a move to Paris Saint-Germain. The current Ligue 1 leaders are on the lookout for established international stars in the January transfer window, and their Qatari owners have the money to spend.
Malouda could also team up with his former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti, who is widely expected to be appointed as coach at the Parc des Princes in the coming days, replacing Antoine Kombouare, who was sacked last week.
Chelsea, who have now drawn their last three games, are now 11 points behind both Manchester City and Manchester United. Villas-Boas said: "Maybe the Premier League is over for us at the moment."
Villas-Boas plans to strengthen his squad in January by signing a centre-back, with Gary Cahill of Bolton Wanderers his main target.