Date: 27th August 2011 at 10:00am
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Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas has insisted that Florent Malouda won’t be leaving the club according to Sky Sports.

The French wingers future at Stamford Bridge was the subject of speculation after the arrival of Juan Mata from Valencia.

Villas-Boas’ interest in signing Porto’s left sided player Alvaro Pereira further fuelled talk that Malouda would be sold.

However, the new Chelsea boss has declared that he has no intention of selling the 31-year-old.

He told Sky Sports:

“As we are speaking about the number of goals and assists that Mata has made at Valencia, let’s speak about the number that Malouda has made for Chelsea.”

“We can’t let ourselves sell talent of this quality.”

Juventus have been touted as a possible destination for the former Lyon ace after it was suggested they were set to make a bid.

The Serie A club are in the market for an experienced wide midfielder and the French international is thought to be their top target.

Malouda may find first team opportunities hard to come by should Villas-Boas brings in the players on his shortlist.

Along with Pereira the Portuguese coach is still chasing Tottenham’s Luka Modric and is mulling over a revised bid of £30 million for the Croatian.

By Jak Penny for FootballFanCast.com

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