The Chelsea midfielder Florent Malouda has been given a lifeline by his former club Lyon, who have said that they will be open to getting the former midfielder back at the club. Chelsea managed to secure the signature of the 31-year-old French international for £ 13 million back in 2007. He has been hugely influential player within the Chelsea team for the last couple of seasons. However, he has been outcast by the new manager Roberto di Matteo all of a sudden. Florent Malouda featured as early in the Chelsea first-team last season under the interim manager Roberto di Matteo, who was given the permanent job in the summer.
Now, he has been evermore removed from the first-team picture after the winger claimed that he has been forced to play with the under 21 team and also trained with them. The French international has said that he is extremely disappointed with the way Chelsea have treated him. The player is entering into the final year of his contract and has already stated that he will not sign another deal. However, he failed to secure a move to another club in the summer due to his excessive wage demands.
“Our door is always open to former players. Malouda has been in contact with our coaching team recently. We’ve also spoken with Jeremy Toulalan, who has been having problems at Malaga,” said the Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas in a recent interview after rumours started about the possible return of Florent Malouda. Florent Malouda had a hugely successful spell with Lyon when he won many titles before his departure in 2007. He has lifted the likes of the Champions League and Premier league titles with Chelsea during his five seasons with the London club. He also has numerous FA cups to his name as well.