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Last Updated: Thursday, 28 April, 2005, 10:03 GMT 11:03 UK
Gallas reveals Barcelona interest
Chelsea defender William Gallas
Chelsea defender William Gallas has revealed that he is a transfer target for Spanish league leaders Barcelona.

Gallas, 27, has recently been forced to play at left-back rather than his preferred central-defensive role at Chelsea because of injury problems.

And the France defender has voiced his dismay at the situation, prompting speculation that he may leave Chelsea.

Asked whether other clubs had expressed an interest in him, Gallas said: "Yes, Barcelona want to sign me."

Gallas may find it difficult to reclaim his centre-half position, with John Terry, Ricardo Carvalho and Robert Huth all competing for places.

But the Frenchman is believed to want to hold discussions with Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho before deciding his future plans.

Gallas' revelation comes just one day after Chelsea striker Mateja Kezman said he was ready to go directly to club owner Roman Abramovich about his lack of first-team action.

The Serbia & Montenegro star has only scored four goals in 25 games for the Blues and is regularly on the bench.

Now the 26-year-old has said: "I cannot cope with this for very much longer - I am now at the peak of my career.

"If I have another year like this ahead it makes no more sense and I will go to the big boss and talk to him."

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