It's a hefty price, although one Chelsea could certainly match, especially since Robben is expected to command a similar price. Spanish champion Real Madrid (as ever) has been very vocal about its interest in the 23-year-old Dutchman. "We are in talks with Chelsea and the player and we hope to sign him," President Ramon Calderon said earlier this month. "Bringing Robben was one of my pledges when I was running for president and it still remains the case." Robben's Chelsea career has been greatly curtailed by recurring injuryâ¬"he's made just 51 Premiership starts in three full seasons.
Should Chelsea land Malouda, the France winger would be the EPL giant's fourth summer transfer, following the arrivals of Steve Sidwell from Reading, Claudio Pizarro from Bayern Munich and Tal Ben Haim from Bolton.