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Florent Malouda eager to discuss new Chelsea deal

Florent Malouda is eager to discuss a new contract at Chelsea.

Juan Mata plays regularly in Malouda's preferred position in left midfield, while the club are also interested in signing Genk's 20-year-old winger, Kevin de Bruyne, next summer.

However, Malouda is unconcerned and told the London Evening Standard: "I think when people saw Juan Mata arriving they thought I would leave but I don't think you will see me in another shirt in Europe.

"There is no secret - I have a very good relationship with the club. I'm 31 now and last season was my best in England. I feel very well and like I am in the right place at the right time.

"There is no logic for me to leave, especially with the ambition and the quality of players coming in. I still want to get another contract until 2014 because of my ambition to play at the World Cup in Brazil with France but it is not something I'm focusing on right now.

"My deal runs out in 2013 and I know if I keep playing like this it won't be a problem. I know the board appreciate me and the way I play, what I give for the club. When you reach the age of 33 or 34, you have to be good on the pitch and I know if I'm still playing well at that age I will get another year.

"There hasn't been any talks to discuss it at the end of the season but I have a special relationship with the board and manager, so there is no point anyone speculating about my future."

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