Malouda set for discussions

Di Matteo to make decision on Frenchman's future

Florent Malouda: The French winger has been linked with a move to Santos

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Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo is to hold talks with Florent Malouda before a decision is made on the French winger's future.

The 32-year-old has appeared set to leave Stamford Bridge and has been strongly linked with a move to Santos, although any deal has been thrown into doubt over a potential salary.

Malouda on Tuesday lunchtime still joined the Chelsea squad on their pre-season tour of the USA ahead of Wednesday afternoon's first training session in Seattle.

And Di Matteo will speak to the France international while in America to agree on whether the player is to stay or leave the European champions.

"Players are now slowly returning. Malouda was back today and we expect the others to come when we are on the East Coast," Di Matteo told Chelsea's official website.

"I still haven't had a chance to speak to Florent, so I need to speak to him first and see what his intentions are. Then we will see what the best interests are for him and the club.

"At the moment, I am very happy with the squad. We have a good squad, a very good team and have new players with us already.

"Our job is to try and integrate them into a team that was very successful last season."