France midfielder Florent Malouda has confirmed he wants to join Chelsea.

The 27-year-old has made no attempt to hide his desire to quit six times French champions Lyon, but on Saturday he confirmed his preferred destination was the London club.

Malouda told Progres: "It´s Chelsea where I want to go. I have made my choice. I have talked about it with the coach Jose Mourinho and I have had direct contact with the club unlike Liverpool where too many intermediaries and sharks have entered the game."

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