Malouda favours Chelsea
In other news, Lyon’s Florent Malouda has revealed he has made his choice about the club he would like to join and, frustratingly, that club is not Arsenal but Chelsea.
“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.”
I have consistently stated that I see Malouda as the perfect signing for Arsenal and this latest news all but confirms he will be on his way to Chelsea. It’s enough to make you cry. Judging from his comments it doesn’t even seem that Arsene Wenger and his men have been in contact with Malouda so I don’t think he was ever in their grand plan which – in my opinion – is very disappointing.
Real Madrid may keep Reyes
Finally, following the ridiculous decision of sacking manager Fabio Capello after winning the league, it seems that Real Madrid might now be interested in keeping Arsenal’s on-loan winger Jose Antonio Reyes next season. Real Madrid’s sporting director Pedrag Mijatovic commented that Reyes’ final game heroics may be enough to earn him a permanent move to the club.
“Reyes helped us win the league. He’s an excellent player and there’s a chance he’ll stay with us.”
I wrote an article in the aftermath of Real Madrid’s title win stating that Reyes would be more likely to stay if Capello was sacked and it seems that this may now be the case. This is good news for Arsenal supporters because it means the money that the club could get for Reyes would significantly improve due to it being Real Madrid and not Atletico Madrid who are keen on signing him.
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