Arjen Robben´s proposed move to Real Madrid took a further twist on Wednesday night when Chelsea revealed the Dutch winger was omitted from the squad which drew 1-1 with Feyenoord because of a knee injury.

Just hours after Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon claimed the deal hinged on the London club´s willingness to do business, Robben was left at home by the Blues as Frank Lampard´s leveller enabled Chelsea to keep their unbeaten pre-season record intact.

The Barclays Premier League club, winners of the FA and Carling Cups last season, have shrugged off all previous attempts by Madrid to land the Holland international. Now any proposed deal could be scuppered by the fitness of the 23-year-old winger.

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