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Wolves confirm Mancienne loan deal

August 26, 2010
By Soccernet staff

Wolves have completed the signing of Chelsea defender Michael Mancienne on a season-long loan.

Michael Mancienne in Wolves colours
GettyImages / PhilColeMichael Mancienne in Wolves colours

Mancienne, who spent the whole of last season at the Midlands club initially as a central defender and then in a holding midfield role, will return to Molineux for his third loan spell in as many seasons.

The former England Under-21 player, now 22, is thought to have requested a move away from Stamford Bridge after failing to win a regular place in the Chelsea first team.

Reports suggested Chelsea were demanding a fee of between £5 million and £6 million for the player, but the Midlands club were not willing to meet the asking price, meaning another loan switch was the most suitable option.