Malouda "ready to look elsewhere"

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Chelsea winger Florent Malouda admits he is frustrated at Stamford Bridge and will consider leaving if he does not get more playing time.

The France international has made just nine Barclays Premier League starts this season and has already had talks with manager Carlo Ancelotti about his discontent.

Malouda believes Chelsea would not be willing to let him go but insists he will push for a departure if things remain the same, telling L'Equipe: "The frustration is above all for the big games. I'm ready to look elsewhere. Finding another club is not a problem. But the club has closed the door to any departure, whether it be in January or in June. The coach is counting on me."

He added: "Before the match against Birmingham, I talked to the coach to tell him about my frustration. It's okay for the moment.

"I still manage to be good when I play. With the rotation system I will play my 50 matches a season."

Malouda insists he deserves a more regular spot in the team and feels he is being undeservedly kept out of the side by Frank Lampard.

He continued: "It's his position in the national team. He plays like that in the England team, and we are in a World Cup year.

"But at a certain point, the status has to be in relation with the performances."

Malouda enjoyed arguably his best season last year and his form saw him linked with a big-money move to the likes of AC Milan and Barcelona.

However, the 29-year-old penned a new contract in the summer, tying him to the Blues until 2013.

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