Chelsea winger Florent Malouda will train with the youth team during his final season at the club after being left out of the squads for the Premier League and Champions League.
The Frenchman made 11 Premier League starts for the club last season but now appears to be surplus to requirements after the signing of Marko Marin, Eden Hazard and Victor Moses.
Malouda has been omitted from Chelsea's Premier League and Champions League squads until January, and the 32 year old has taken to twitter to reveal his frustration.
"This is where I'll train for my last season with the blues !!!" Malouda said before posting a picture of the Under-21 headquarters at the club's Cobham training ground.
Brazilian giants Santos had been in negotiations with Malouda over a potential move, but the deal never materialised leaving the midfielder to stay and fight for his place at Stamford Bridge.
After a tame start to his career at Stamford Bridge, Malouda came to life during the 2009/10 campaign under Carlo Ancelotti, scoring 12 league goals as the club claiming their third Premier League crown.
Didier Drogba, Jose Bosingwa and Salomon Kalou all left the club this summer as Roberto Di Matteo revamped his squad following their Champions League and FA Cup double win last season.
Elsewhere, full-back Ryan Bertrand has penned a five-year contract extension at Chelsea on revised terms.
The 23 year old signed a four-year deal last season, but after starting in the Champions league final against Bayern Munich, Bertrand has earned a new contract on improved terms to keep him at the Premier League aide until 2017.
Bertrand featured for Team GB during the Olympic football tournament in the summer and is expected to play more of a role this season as Ashley Cole's No.2 at full-back.
He joined The Blues academy in 2005 from Gillingham in 2005 but had to wait six years, following loan spells at AFC Bournemouth, Oldham Athletic, Norwich City, Reading and Nottingham Forest to make his league debut for the club against Birmingham City in the 2010/11 campaign.