Gallas may leave Stamford Bridge during summer

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William Gallas has admitted he is unsettled at Chelsea and could leave the club this summer. The central defender has already turned down the offer of a new contract from his manager Claudio Ranieri and his departure could seriously disrupt the Italian's plans for next season.

Gallas, currently on duty in Paris with France at the Confederations Cup, said: "I'm not very happy at Chelsea and I don't know if I will stay or not. I have to talk to Ranieri soon. It's important we have talks." Chelsea start their Champions' League campaign with a qualifier in early August before they embark on the new Premiership season but Gallas has suggested he would like to be with a different club by then, with Arsenal and Manchester United the likely frontrunners.

The player, who joined Chelsea from Marseilles for £6.2m in 2001 had a mixed season last year, with Ranieri shuffling him across the back four, depending on the form and fitness of Marcel Desailly and John Terry.

He added: "There are problems for me with the team management and many things. I have three years left on my contract but I was offered a new one and didn't sign it because I am unhappy at the club."

Leeds United will promote their 17-year-old goalkeeping prospect Scott Carson to the first-team squad next season, the clearest indication yet that they are preparing to sell the England international Paul Robinson.

A leading Leeds insider said: "Peter Reid has taken a shine to the boy. It won't be so bad selling Robinson because Carson could be the top man for the next few years and maybe even better than him."

Carson - who is already 6ft 5in - is just back off England duty in an Under-18 international tournament in Portugal. If Robinson is sold Leeds will give Nigel Martyn the gloves, but with Carson expected to come through in a year or so to claim the job as his own. Some think he could even debut next season.

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