Frenchman has just endured a tough final campaign in the capital.
Chelsea midfield player Florent Malouda is finally set to end his six-year stay with the west London club this summer, says the Sun.
The experienced France international arrived at Stamford Bridge from Ligue 1 giants OIympique Lyonnais in July 2007 a deal worth $20 million, and for his first five seasons at Stamford Bridge the 32-year-old was a resounding success with the Blues.
However, last campaign the player did not feature in a single match for the Uefa Europa League winners as he found himself frozen out of the first-team picture, even being forced to train with the Chelsea reserves.
And now, with his contract set to expire in the capital on 30 June Malouda is returning to northern France to restart his career with Lyon, the club he played for with such distinction between 2003 and 2007.
“I had a problem to sort out with certain people. It’s done. Now, I’m free,” said Malouda.
“I’m going to be able to play again next season and I cannot wait.
“I’ve been preparing all year long. I’ll be back next season.”