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Done Deal: AC Milan to sign Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien

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According to Italian sources, Serie A side AC Milan have completed the signing of Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien on a free transfer, subject to the completion of a medical.

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Essien had fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge this season, and has been linked with a move to Italy these past few weeks.

Now, according to noted Italian journalist Gianluca di Marzio, the Ghanaian has completed his move to Milan on an 18 month deal.

Essien won two Premier League titles with the Blues, as well as four FA Cups, and was an unused substitute in Chelsea’s Champions League Final win in 2012.

He spent last year on loan to Real Madrid, but returned to Stamford Bridge with Jose Mourinho, and played nine games in total this season.

Chelsea boss Mourinho attended a press conference this afternoon, and said that the 31-year-old had the final choice of whether to make the move, while also praising his long-serving player,

Milan, who have recently appointed former player Clarence Seedorf as manager, are currently languishing in 11th place in the Italian top flight, a colossal 30 points behind leaders Juventus.

What do you think? Are Chelsea fans sad to see Essien go? Let me know in the comments below…

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Comments (4)

  1. Goodbye Essien and many thanks to him for giving all his best to CFC. His services to Chelsea will always ne remembered. All the best, Essien”.

  2. Micheal is a good player he played fantastic football for chelsea, he won many trophy with us, i wish him best of luck

  3. You’ve been a great player for the blues in the past years.I pray that you put in your best to lift the club forward.l wish you a happy stay.Good bye.

  4. You have been very wonderful for chelsea fc. You did very well to change your destination so you can play regular football. I wish you well in your stay at AC.