Wednesday, 30th January, 2013

Anzhi Makhachkala are prepared to pay Florent Malouda €4.5M per year to move to Russia, according to Russian daily Izvestia – if they cannot sign Nicolas Gaitan from Benfica.

Malouda has been frozen out at Stamford Bridge and Chelsea are not expected to stand in his way if a suitable offer arrives.


Benfica star Gaitan remains the priority of the Dagestan giants, but at present the Portuguese giants have priced the midfielder out of a switch to Guus Hiddink's men.

And if that situation continues, Anzhi Makhachkala will turn their attention to Malouda, with the Russian Premier League side prepared to offer a one-and-a-half-year contract to the winger, on an eye-popping €4.5M per year.


Malouda's contract at Stamford Bridge expires at the end of the season and Chelsea are expected to want in the region of €2M for him.

The Frenchman, who moved to Chelsea from Lyon in 2007, is keen to get back to playing first team football for at least the next 18 months, with booking a spot to the 2014 World Cup with France on his mind.

A move to link up with Hiddink's men could be exactly what the doctor ordered for Malouda.

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