Michael Mancienne sold to Hamburg. From Wolves on loan to Hamburg.
From the Chelseafc.com website:
Chelsea Football Club can confirm that we have agreed terms with Hamburg for the permanent transfer of Michael Mancienne.
Michael joined the Chelsea Academy as an eight-year-old, and made his reserve team debut while still a schoolboy, turning professional in January 2006.
He was rewarded with a place on the bench in our final league game of the 2005/06 season, and was also an unused sub in the 2006 Community Shield, before joining Queens Park Rangers on loan.
In two spells at Loftus Road, the Isleworth-born defender made 61 appearances before joining Wolves for a short spell during late 2008. His form in those 10 appearances at Molineux earned him a surprise call into the full England squad for a friendly against Germany, though Mancienne did not feature.
Returning to Stamford Bridge in early 2009, Michael made his debut at Watford, playing right-back, and within a fortnight had also appeared in both the Champions League and Premier League, amassing six outings in total under Guus Hiddink.
Mancienne joined Carlo Ancelotti’s squad for the pre-season tour to America in 2009, but would spend the season back at Wolves, making 30 Premier League appearances, frequently as a holding midfielder.
The now 23-year-old returned to Mick McCarthy’s squad for 2010/11, but a knee injury limited him to just 17 appearances in all competitions.
Everybody at Chelsea thanks Michael for his service, and wishes him well for the future.