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Florent Malouda linked with Leicester City transfer

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Leicester are plotting a move for former Chelsea winger Malouda (©GettyImages)
Leicester are plotting a move for former Chelsea winger Malouda (©GettyImages).

Newly-promoted Leicester City are plotting a move for former Chelsea winger Florent Malouda, according to reports.

The Foxes are preparing to embark on their first Premier League campaign for ten years and as such are looking to bring in players with experience in England's top division.

They have already secured the signings of experienced centre-back Matthew Upson, who proved he still has the quality required as he was named in the Championship Team of the Season at the age of 35 last term. 

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Additionally they have brought in the younger Marc Albrighton, who nonetheless has spent the majority of his career in playing Premier League football with Aston Villa.

Attacking Threat

Leicester boss Nigel Pearson has appeared keen to increase the attacking options available to him at the King Power Stadium. He has already splashed out a rumoured £8 million on Argentine forward Leonardo Ulloa to spearhead his attack.

Malouda, 34, is a proven attacking threat, having spent six years with Chelsea - he was named the club's player of the year for the 2009/10 campaign - and racked up an impressive 45 goals, in spite of not featuring in his final season with the club.

He continued to impress last season for Trabzonspor, scoring on six occasions and providing nine assists in his 25 appearances for the Turkish side.

Wage Demands

It is yet to be confirmed whether Leicester would be able to match Malouda's wage demands - Trabzonspor are prepared to allow the Frenchman to leave on a free as they look to reduce their wage bill, suggesting he is one of the top earners. 

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