Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon has warned Europe´s top clubs that Michael Ballack is not for sale.

Ballack´s absence from Chelsea´s Champions League squad sparked fresh speculation that the midfielder would be sold in January´s transfer window with Real Madrid favourites to land him but Kenyon insists that is not the case.

Kenyon declared: "We should kill that one, not just for now but for January. There has been no discussions, the decision to leave Michael out of the squad is purely medical. Any suggestion it is surrounding a transfer in January is equal rubbish."

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