Malouda planning Chelsea stay

The France international has made over 180 appearances for Chelsea

since joining from Lyon in 2007 and is under contract for a further

two seasons. He enjoyed an impressive first half to last term at

Stamford Bridge, but has been linked with a summer exit, with the

likes of AC Milan and Roma rumoured to be interested. However, the

31-year-old has again confirmed he is keen to extend his contract

by a further year following the appointment of Villas-Boas as Carlo

Ancelotti’s successor. Malouda says Villas-Boas had a hand in his

arrival at Chelsea during Jose Mourinho’s reign as manager and is

confident he is at the right club. “I have a contract that runs

until 2013 in Chelsea,” Malouda told France-Guyane newspaper. “My

career plan is to play at a high level until at least 2014. My

ambition is to continue until 2014 in Chelsea. “Since my arrival at

Chelsea, I have had six coaches. At every transfer window we talk

about my name. “The coach was part of Jose Mourinho’s staff and

worked with him in my recruitment. “This season I finished top

scorer (for Chelsea) in the league, that means I’m getting better,

it means perhaps also that I am in the right place.”