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Chelsea Force Florent Malouda To Train With Kids

In a move reminiscent of how Nicolas Anelka and Alex were treated last season, Florent Malouda has been told that he will train with with the youth.

Malouda tweeted this earlier today (@realflorentm)

Chelsea basically told Malouda that he could leave this summer, but 32-year-old midfielder could not find anyone willing to meet his current wages of £70,000-a-week. So instead of taking a pay cut, Malouda decided to stay at Chelsea, and draw his wages for the 12 months until he is free to sign with someone else.

It’s a remarkable fall from grace for Malouda who came on as a sub in last season’s final and was included in France’s squad for Euro 2012.