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Malouda signs for Metz
Former French international midfielder Florent Malouda has signed a one-year contract, with an option for a second season, to play for Metz in the French first division. Malouda has been without a club since leaving Turkish side Trabzonspor in August due to a disagreement with manager Vahid Halilhodzic.
Florent Malouda signs for French side Metz after rejecting move to Birmingham
The 34-year-old has been without a club since leaving Turkish side Tranbszonspor at the end of last season, and returns to his native France for the first time since he left Lyon for Stamford Bridge in 2007. Malouda had been linked with a move to a host of Championship clubs, including Birmingham, but dismissed any possible move out of hand via his official Twitter account.
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Former Newcastle United star Lee Clark praises Hatem Ben Arfa's attitude
Lee Clark made an attempt to sign the ex-Newcastle United winger but says Hatem Ben Arfa wanted to stay in the Premier League Lee Clark has revealed that Hatem Ben Arfa showed a courteous and respectful attitude after Birmingham City's bid to take him to the Championship. He said: "I contacted Steve Stone to find out about his availability.
Former Chelsea star comments on Birmingham City speculation
Former Chelsea star Florent Malouda has dismissed speculation linking him with a move to Championship outfit Birmingham City in no uncertain terms. The 34-year-old former France international winger took to social networking site Twitter on Tuesday to make fun of the reports circulating in the media in recent days.
A 10.5m former Chelsea star training with boyhood club as he seeks transfer
When Chelsea signed Florent Malouda he cost them 10.5 million and he went on to have an excellent career at Stamford Bridge; even winning Chelsea Players' Player of the Year in 2010. But in last season at the club things went sour.
Holland prepare for Guus Hiddink era with Italy friendly... goodbye Louis van Gaal and 3-5-2
Holland prepare for Guus Hiddink era with Italy friendly... goodbye Louis van Gaal and 3-5-2, it's time for a new Dutch system After an inspirational manager lead them to a fine finish at the World Cup but since left for Manchester United, these could be seen as challenging times for Holland. Tough act to follow: Louis van Gaal, now of Manchester United, lead the team to a third-place finish in Brazil Holland have turned to the steady hands of Guus Hiddink as they look to continue progressing with a talented group of players.