Malouda agrees contract with Chelsea

Jul 10, 2007 - 1:27 PM By Mike McGrath Special to PA SportsTicker

LONDON (Ticker) -- Chelsea confirmed on Tuesday that Lyon midfielder Florent Malouda has agreed a four-year contract with the English Premier League powerhouse.

The speedy winger will join the club on its tour of California.

The fee for the France ace has not been disclosed, but it is thought to be around $26 million.

The 27-year-old is a former team-mate of Chelsea striker Didier Drogba at Guingamp and also played alongside another Stamford Bridge star, Michael Essien, at Lyon.

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