Lyon 'considering' Malouda bid
By Lewis Rutledge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Lyon are weighing up a 'strong offer' from Chelsea for Florent Malouda.Lyon are weighing up a 'strong offer' from Chelsea for Florent Malouda, a spokesman for the French club has revealed.
The Blues have been linked with Malouda for some time and the midfielder announced on Tuesday that he was confident a deal would go through.
He claimed he had agreed terms with Chelsea after speaking with Jose Mourinho and said Lyon were ready to let him go.
Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas responded by saying Chelsea 'may not have the desire or the means' to push trough a deal, but the French champions are now considering an improved bid.
"Chelsea have come back with a strong offer and Jean-Michel Aulas could meet a Chelsea official in the next few hours," the spokesman said.
Malouda, who was voted Ligue 1 player of the year last season, is understood to have left Lyon's training camp in the French Alps and the two clubs could now begin talks immediately.
Reports in the French press suggest Chelsea have lodged an offer of é¼18.5million (£12.5million).