West Bromwich Albion could be among the clubs looking to bring former Chelsea winger Florent Malouda back to the Premier League, FootballDirectNews.com understands.
The French international, who played for the Blues between 2007 and 2013, is currently with Turkish side Trabzonspor, whom he joined on a free transfer last summer, and has shown some impressive form for his new team.
This has prompted West Ham United to take a look at him ahead of the next summer transfer window, and West Brom also appear to be keen as they eye up a number of new attacking signings for next season. With the Baggies currently relying on a number of loan signings, manager Pepe Mel is keen to recruit new talent as the likes of Morgan Amalfitano, Scott Sinclair and Matej Vydra return to their parent clubs at the end of this campaign.
Mel’s side are in something of a relegation scrap at the moment, and will be unlikely to lure Malouda to the Hawthorns if they are in the Championship next season, but a club source confirmed that the 33-year-old is on their shortlist of players that they’d be targeting if they secure their top flight status.
He (Malouda) is a quality player and would provide some great experience to the squad, a West Brom insider said. “If we stay up it looks like he’s one who’ll be high on our list of targets. “
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