Michael Essien is slated to end his near decade long association with Chelsea according to his agent. The Ghanaian midfielder has found his playing time limited this season and now feels that his role in the team has been deemed redundant with the recent signing of defensive midfielder Nemanja Matic from Benfica for £21 million. With many clubs interested in signing the 31 year old and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho ruling out a loan move, a permanent transfer is on the cards.
His agent Fabian Piveteau has confirmed as much when he said to the Metro, “The player will leave Chelsea. I have had a lot of contact with different clubs, but Milan are not one of them – or at least I personally haven’t had direct contact with the Rossoneri. I have some important meetings coming up this week, and then I will fly to London to assess the best solution with the club and the player.”