The Blues have been heavily linked with a move for the player in recent weeks and appear to have made their interest in the France international official.
Coach Jose Mourinho is an admirer of the 27-year-old and Malouda has already stated his desire to leave Stade Gerland.
© Copyright PA Sport Ltd 2007, All Rights Reserved.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: https://www.givemesport.com/writeforgms