Malouda asks for new contract
Florent Malouda has asked for a new contract at Chelsea as he looks ahead to the final years of his career.
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 31/05/11 1:30pm
Florent Malouda has asked for a contract extension at Chelsea and wants to see out the rest of his playing career at Stamford Bridge.
The France international, 30, is under contract until 2013, but he wants some additional security as he looks ahead to the 2014 World Cup and his probable retirement.
Malouda claims to have had two meetings with Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck on the subject, however, the club are only prepared to discuss year-by-year deals with players over the age of 30.
"I have asked to prolong (my stay) several times," he said in France Football "I have had two meetings with the chairman.
"But the club's policy is to sign players beyond the age of 30 one year after another. That is my situation.
"I would like to have a contract until 2014, with the World Cup an objective in my mind.
"I would like it to be clear for everyone. I am aiming to end my career at Chelsea."