Chelsea defender William Gallas has played down reports he could quit the club in the summer.

The Frenchman had spoken about his unhappiness at being played out of position in recent weeks. Gallas has been used as a left back for the last few games due to injuries to Wayne Bridge, but he prefers to play in central defence.

“Of course I know that the manager has no other option right now other than to play me at left-back, with Wayne Bridge and Paulo Ferreira both injured,” Gallas told L’Equipe.

“I will accept it for the time being but I have to stress that it is becoming very difficult for me as I feel at the end of every game that I have not been able to perform to the best of my ability.”

However, Galls as forced to deny that he would quit the club if he does not return to a more central position.

“It is not true,” Gallas told L’Equipe of the rumours of his departure.

“I am fed up. I will sacrifice until the end of the season.

“Then we will have to clarify things once for good.”