Big names released by Chelsea

  • Last Updated: June 9 2013, 12:17 BST

Florent Malouda and Paulo Ferreira are among the high-profile players who will leave Chelsea this summer.

Florent Malouda: Frozen out completely during final season at Chelsea

France winger Malouda and Portugal full-back Ferreira will not be retained when their contracts are up.

The list of departures also includes Yossi Benayoun and goalkeepers Ross Turnbull and Hilario.

Malouda was a second-half substitute in Chelsea's Champions League final triumph against Bayern Munich little more than a year ago, but that proved to be his final appearance for the club.

The 32-year-old, who made 230 appearances following a £13.5m move from Lyon in 2007, was not even given a squad number this season.

Ferreira's exit comes after a nine-year spell featuring three Premier League title wins while Benayoun, who returned to Stamford Bridge last season after a year at Arsenal, did not convince the Chelsea hierarchy he was worth a new deal.


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