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Malouda predicts Anelka will stay at Chelsea

Florent Malouda has backed his France team-mate Nicolas Anelka to sign a new contract with Chelsea. Malouda is convinced that Anelka will sign a new two-year deal and believes many other stars will commit themselves to the Blues.

The 31-year-old has scored 40 goals in the last two seasons since he joined from Bolton for £15million in 2008.

Anelka, Joe Cole and Michael Ballack are all out of contract this summer but the Germany captain, who has been ruled out of the World Cup finals through injury, is the only one likely to leave.

"I know that he (Anelka) wishes to stay and to extend his contract," said Malouda. "Now it's just a straight relation between him and the club but I know there have been discussions between them.

"Things are very good for him. During the transfer window there is always speculation but there is no doubt."

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