Newcastle Bid £8M For Chelsea’s Florent Malouda


The Daily Telegraph is reporting that Newcastle United manager Kevin Keegan has made an £8M transfer bid for Chelsea’s French international winger, Florent Malouda.

Florent Malouda – Toon have bid £8M


We have been linked with Malouda for a couple of weeks but that the deal would only be made if Chelsea could secure the services of Real Madrid’s Robinho.

28 year old Malouda did not have a good season at Chelsea, but he could still be a good buy for the Toon because of his experience and undoubted skill.

The initial price being asked was £12m since Chelsea paid £15M for him last summer from French club Lyon, but he’s just not worth that after having a poor first season, so it seems to us a reasonable bid for the club to make.

Malouda also had a very disappointing tournament with France in this summer’s European Championships.

If Kevin Keegan has gone for him, then we feel there must be something there he sees, or Kevin thinks he can get the best out of the player.

We wouldn’t be disappointed if we can get Florent thought the door today – for that price.

What do you think?

Let us know – comments welcome.



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174 comments so far

  • stumpofthetoon

    Sep 1, 2008 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #1

    enyone will do just need some more people in do a traid 4 barton

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  • 51times

    Sep 1, 2008 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #2

    God I hope not.

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  • ToonDaft

    Sep 1, 2008 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #3

    DO NOT WANT MALOUDA
    wtf would we want him for, been absolutely pap for chelsea and has admitted the prem is probs not for him

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  • ToonDaft

    Sep 1, 2008 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #4

    The Mirror are reporting that Villa are on of the clubs in for Joey

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  • ELFER

    Sep 1, 2008 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #5

    Malouda isn’t absolutely not what we need, hope not! Haven’t heard if the deals for gonzalez and that young striker went through?

    But as far as I heard these two players could be excellent buys!!

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  • Johnston

    Sep 1, 2008 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #6

    would be a good signing imo.

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  • Prandom

    Sep 1, 2008 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #7

    Hmm!? We do need cover on the wing with milner leaving and duff’s injuries, but surely there’s someone cheaper for the same quality!?

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  • craigf

    Sep 1, 2008 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #8

    He won’t come…just another rumour!!

    Think we are more likely to sign Jermaine Pennant from Liverpool

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  • keegan is king

    Sep 1, 2008 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #9

    been poor for chelski so far but so was SWP, parker, ben haim, shevchenko to name a few so could be a good signing

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  • ToonKing

    Sep 1, 2008 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #10

    i admit it would be WOWish, we would have been over the moon if we heard this news last summer…

    …still not what we have been expecting….

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  • Will

    Sep 1, 2008 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #11

    What’s wit the Joey Barton crack? is he going or is it someone being a tool?

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  • nightfall

    Sep 1, 2008 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #12

    only if we sell duff…

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  • NotAGhostToon

    Sep 1, 2008 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #13

    I think if we sign him now, its the perfect time where we can get him at a good price & under keegan hopefully find his pre-chelsea form.

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  • cooldj

    Sep 1, 2008 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #14

    we need bodies it’s as simple as that. not exactly my first choice but Jose or Avram must have seen something in him so whatever. better than duff 🙂

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  • Midjew

    Sep 1, 2008 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #15

    Well…

    Milner out 12m

    Malouda in 8m

    4m left over, NOT bad at all.

    Enought for another good player.

    Good Business, i really like Malouda, but like ANY player that goes to Chelsea, he was disheartened but at NUFC I think he would do well.

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  • bri

    Sep 1, 2008 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #16

    If we dont sign at least 3 QUALITY PLAYERS i would be devestated .We need players in and theres only 5 hours left it does not look good.

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  • daydeburt

    Sep 1, 2008 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #17

    well he is a good player, or chelsea wouldnt of paid that much, just needs to be guided in the right direction.KEEEEEEEEEGAN!!!

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  • dacvid toon

    Sep 1, 2008 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #18

    any1 signed for sure.nothing on the official site.getting nervous

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  • Tino is a Geordie

    Sep 1, 2008 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #19

    I for one hope that Joey Barton and Michael Owen both go, obviously for different reasons. MO because he just has not played enough football for us, and Joey because he won’t play enough football for us over the next 12 months.

    Smudge and Bambi need to leave, but I’m sure neither will happen. I have to admit I am totally underwhelmed to what has happened so far today in terms of transfers.

    I will reserve judgement until the midnight deadline however. The sad thing is lads and lasses whatever happens we’ll all be back here in January pressing refresh ever bloody 2 minutes! keep the faith, howay the lads (Remember, as bleak as it looks, at least your not a mackem!)

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  • sirjasontoon

    Sep 1, 2008 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #20

    Malouda is CAK and won’t wow me,would prefer Milner..if they let Joey go for a shit fee i Will be on here going crazy later..all Mike is doing is selling assets and getting in Shit.

    Maluda fk off you are not wanted here.

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  • lordoflight

    Sep 1, 2008 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #21

    One word sums up how we are feeling at the moment disapointed

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  • Ross G

    Sep 1, 2008 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #22

    Anyone for a swap deal involving Alan Smith and Leighton Baines who cant get a game at Everton. Also I have been told by a good mate of mine albeit a Norwich fan that he was sat near ex player Lil Fuccillo, who is now our chief scout. Apparently he was writing down stuff and ringing all game thats how he recognised him. He said it was without a doubt that the player he was scouting was SEB LARSSON. I reckon we could be getting him in as Milners replacement.

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  • nightfall

    Sep 1, 2008 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #23

    sirjasontoon – “all Mike is doing is selling assets and getting in Shit.” ….idiot…

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  • hadrian

    Sep 1, 2008 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #24

    not been impressed with his time at chelski , cant see him doing much more in a weaker team like ours .

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  • dacvid toon

    Sep 1, 2008 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #25

    any1 signed for sure.not seen anything on the official site.getting worried

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  • black and white Paul

    Sep 1, 2008 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #26

    Tino is a mackem.

    Why are you wanting the best players to leave

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  • sirjasontoon

    Sep 1, 2008 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #27

    My best mate is a season ticket holder at birmingham city and Larson is crap..he can never beat players and is only decent at set pieces..no thanks he is shit as well.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Sep 1, 2008 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #28

    £8mil.

    More like 8 quid, any more and we are beng ripped.

    He has been absolutely disgusting for Chelsea.

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  • GraemeR

    Sep 1, 2008 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #29

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    Hes rubbish – 8million – 1 million perhaps

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  • Marguerite

    Sep 1, 2008 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #30

    Tino – I know the feeling!

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  • StevieA

    Sep 1, 2008 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #31

    Malouda is “crap” “cak” “awful”

    Do me a favour! Florent Malouda has always been a very highly rated player. Granted he has lost his form lately but so did Duff rememember? So did SWP remember? So did many other players that went to Chelsea!

    If we signed Malouda it would be a fantastic signing. Mark my words you would see a different Malouda at Newcastle, he would thrive and again it would give us more options in midfield. A snip at £8 million in my opinion and 10 times the player Milner ever was.

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  • James

    Sep 1, 2008 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #32

    PORTSMOUTH and VILLA have placed deals on the table for Barton.

    He is in talks with one of them about moving.

    Moyes has made a last ditch bid to get SMITH.

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  • cam_toon

    Sep 1, 2008 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #33

    Berbatov havin medical at Man U… apparently.

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  • Dannufc

    Sep 1, 2008 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #34

    NOOOOO not malouda god what shite!

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  • dacvid toon

    Sep 1, 2008 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #35

    heard on another blog that someone from villareal is in toon for a medical.got no name though.any1 heard anything bout this?

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  • Whitt

    Sep 1, 2008 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #36

    shouldn’t you reserve judgment until at least January so we can see how we do w/ who is brought in…? everybody jumps to these knee-jerk reactions, and all that matters is how the squad does.

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  • Tino is a Geordie

    Sep 1, 2008 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #37

    black and white paul- Best players!? mate if someone who has been here 3 years and clocked up a MIGHTY 50 appearances on £103k a week and a thug who should be playing for strangeways 11 are our best players, then we really are in the sh1t.

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  • James

    Sep 1, 2008 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #38

    PORTSMOUTH and VILLA have put bids on the table to take Barton off our hands. Ashley wants him out before Friday’s FA hearing.

    Barton is in talks with one of the clubs and provided they match his wages he will be gone before midnight.

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  • StevieA

    Sep 1, 2008 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #39

    Some information for you just in case you are not sure about the lads history (sigh)

    About Florent Malouda:

    Florent Malouda was born in French Guiana and first developed his skills and ability playing street football in his home country during his early teenage years. His natural flair for the game was evident from the beginning and his ability to open up defences attracted interest from scouts for French club Chateauroux and he was soon playing for the club. Malouda made his senior debut for Chateauroux at the age of 16.

    Malouda moved to Guincamp in 2000 and his talent began to flourish at the club with his attacking ability obvious for all to see. He formed a lethal scoring partnership with team mate Didier Drogba and his performances earned him a move to larger club Lyon.

    At Lyon alongside players such as Juninho, Michael Essien and Diarra, Malouda linked up to form a midfield of talented maestros who controlled the game from the middle of the park. His impresive performances for Lyon were finally recognised and rewarded when he was called up to the French national team.

    At the end of the 2006-07 season Malouda made clear his intention to leave Lyon with both Chelsea and Liverpool vying for his signature. Malouda decided to join Chelsea and link up with former team mates Didier Drogba and Michael Essien at the London club.

    At international level Malouda has been a regular fixture with the French national team was named as a member of the squad that participated in the recent 2006 World Cup. During the World Cup Malouda impressed with a run of strong performances and was credited with playing an integral part in France’s success in the tournament.
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  • mag in boro

    Sep 1, 2008 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #40

    can see the headlines now joey barton the villain .hope this goes through and the little prick and his baggage are gone even though he saved his best tackle for the club for nasri

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