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Chelsea outcast wanted in surprise swoop

malouda.jpgChelsea outcast Florent Malouda is reported to be on the brink of an unexpected to move to Greek giants Olympiakos, according to talkSPORT.

The 33-year-old Frenchman has not played for the Blues since their historic Champions League triumph over Bayern Munich in May 2012 and was told to see out the final year of his contract with the Chelsea reserves last season.

New Chelsea boss, Jose Mourinho, who was responsible for bringing Malouda to West London during his spell at the club, is not thought to be interested in offering Malouda a new deal, ending his hopes of remaining in West London.

The winger had recently been linked with a move to West Ham United but, with no official contract in sight from the Upton Park-based outfit, it appears Malouda has opted to move to Greece, seemingly for one final big pay-day before he hangs up his boots.

Malouda joined Chelsea in July 2007 in a £13 million deal from Lyon and enjoyed five trophy filled seasons at Stamford Bridge as he helped the Blues win a Premier League title, three FA Cups, an FA Community Shield and a UEFA Champions League.

He was named Chelsea’s Players’ Player of the Year in 2009/10 and made a total of 220 appearances in all competitions, scoring 45 goals.

Is Malouda too good for the Greek top flight? Should another Premier League club snap him up? Let us know your thoughts below.

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