Winger Florent Malouda has come out and said that he is going nowhere, and is will still be a Chelsea player when the deadline cut-off passes.
There has been plenty of talk that the French international would be leaving for with a trip across London to Arsenal or to Italian giants Juventus.
He is currently with France squad, where he said: “I’ve always been clear in my choices. It’s going to be very difficult to take me out of my club.
“I’ve still got two years left on my Chelsea contract. My objective is to extend by one year until the 2014 World Cup.
“That hasn’t changed and it won’t change tonight.”
A positive sign for Chelsea, that a quality player is keen to stay and fight for his pace, when he could have moved to another club where he would have been guaranteed first-team football.
By Scott Balaam