Malouda out of Chelsea's Champions League squad

Florent Malouda has been left out of Chelsea’s squad for the Champions League group stage, casting further doubt over his future.

Florent Malouda has been left out of Chelsea’s squad for the Champions League group stage, casting further doubt over his future.

Malouda was omitted from the 22-man selection to be submitted to UEFA ahead of the Blues’ defence of their European crown.

The 32-year-old has not featured in any of Chelsea’s matchday squads this season and has been heavily linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge.

A transfer to Brazilian giants Santos reportedly collapsed due to the wage demands of the France winger, who has been at Chelsea for five years.

The Blues yesterday let Raul Meireles join Fenerbahce, while Michael Essien moved to Real Madrid on a season-long loan during Friday’s transfer deadline day.

Veteran goalkeeper Hilario was also omitted from the squad announced today.

Chelsea squad:

1. Petr Cech

2. Branislav Ivanovic

3. Ashley Cole

4. David Luiz

6. Oriol Romeu

7. Ramires

8. Frank Lampard

9. Fernando Torres

10. Juan Mata

11. Oscar

12. John Mikel Obi

13. Victor Moses

17. Eden Hazard

19. Paulo Ferreira

21. Marko Marin

22. Ross Turnbull

23. Daniel Sturridge

24. Gary Cahill

26. John Terry

28. Cesar Azpilicueta

34. Ryan Bertrand

35. Lucas Piazon

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