LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Florent Malouda of Chelsea celebrates as he scores their sixth goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Queens Park Rangers at Stamford Bridge on April 29, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Florent Malouda has revealed on his Twitter account that he has been made to train with Chelsea's Under-21 players for the season.
Florent Malouda has revealed on his official Twitter account that he has been made to train with Chelsea's Under-21s as his exile from Chelsea's senior squad continues. Malouda was omitted from Chelsea's 22-man Champions League squad, and has not been selected for any matchday squads in any competition this season, an isolation that looks set to continue following the revelation.
The French winger was rumoured to be signing for Brazilian club Santos in the transfer window, but the move did not materialise, allegedly due to the midfielder's hefty wage demands.
The winger tweeted the news, attaching a photo of Chelsea's Under-21 training facilities:
This is where I'll train for my last season with the blues !!! twitter.com/realflorentm/s…— Florent Malouda (@realflorentm) September 5, 2012
It looks unlikely that the 32-year-old will be getting any first-team action between now and January, when he is likely to be sold in the transfer window.