LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20: Florent Malouda of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge on August 20, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
We had some Florent Malouda to Brazil rumours yesterday; now we're getting some more. According to France Football, Malouda has told his international teammates that he's leaving Chelsea for Vasco da Gama:
This doesn't necessarily conflict with Sunday's rumour that Chelsea have offered Malouda to Flumininse - the Blues could simply be shipping the winger to everyone in Brazil who looks even remotely like a football team. This does look fairly promising, however, and it's far more concrete (if still dubious). Ditching Malouda is a sensible move at this point as the club looks to refresh the squad, and although it's not clear that we'd get much in the way of a transfer fee for the 32-year-old at this point even getting his wages off the books will probably be a good thing.