Chelsea winger emerges on Bianconeri radar

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Juventus have admitted their interest in French international midfielder Florent Malouda.

The Chelsea winger has one-year left on his current deal at Stamford Bridge, and with the club's policy of only offering one-year extensions to players over the age of 30, Malouda's future in west London appears in doubt.

ESPN reports that Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas could be willing to sell the 31-year-old for as little as £5 million in the closing stages of the transfer deal, in a move to could see Malouda make way for Alvaro Pereira in the Chelsea ranks.

Villas-Boas is being heavily linked with a move for the Uruguayan international, and is reportedly looking to trim his squad to accommodate the £16.6 million-rated Porto star.

The news is a boost to the bianconeri, who have been linked with a handful of wingers this summer, and have now confirmed their interest in Malouda.

"Unfortunately, Malouda is not ours, but he is certainly an interesting player," general director Giuseppe Marotta told the Italian media.


Chelsea centre back Alex has also been linked with a move to the Serie 'A' giants this summer, although Villas-Boas is unlikely to sell his centre back this summer.

The Brazilian is fighting for a place in the starting line-up alongside David Luiz, with the prize of playing alongside Chelsea skipper John Terry on offer to the player who can hold down a first team spot at Stamford Bridge.

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