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Exclusive: Essien arrives in Italy to seal AC Milan move

Published on: 24 January 2014
Essien handed Milan jersey on arrival

Ghana midfielder Michael Essien has arrived in Italy to complete his move to giants AC Milan, can exclusively reveal.

The 31-year-old arrived in Milan Friday evening after he was given the all-clear by Chelsea.

Essien will sign an 18-month contract at no cost to the Rossoneri.

The Ghana international was given a huge payoff for the remaining one-and-a-half years left to run on his deal at Chelsea.

The ex Olumpique Lyon man brings to an end to his thrilling eight-and-a-half years at Stamford Bridge, which saw him win nine major titles, including the Champions League, two Premier League crowns, four FA Cup titles and a League Cup and a Community Shield.

Essien however played very minimal first team roles in his latter months at Chelsea.

He will be linking up with Black Stars teammate Sulley Muntari who is already a Milan player.

The midfield enforcer is expected to play a major role for Milan when the Champions League resumes due to the suspension of key midfielders; Ricardo Montolivo and Muntari.


  • lion-fire says:
    January 25, 2014 12:51 am
  • fifa says:
    January 24, 2014 11:01 pm
    Essien finally move to Ac milan i wish him good luck at his new club
  • fifa says:
    January 24, 2014 10:42 pm
    Essiem finally move to Ac Milan i wish him goodluck at his new club
  • Benito says:
    January 24, 2014 10:16 pm
    Wise move,we pray that he doesn't get any injuries cuz of the world.
  • kuukuphilly says:
    January 24, 2014 10:16 pm
    bull shit mohrinho...
  • MALCOLM says:
    January 24, 2014 08:29 pm
    for your info dear site, Essien wasn't given a single penny by Chelsea to leave, he left on a permanent transfer, he opted to leave and not Chelsea wanted, he has to thank them because they didn't ask for a transfer fee, but just to be clear Essien wasn't paid to leave
  • spellBOUND says:
    January 24, 2014 08:12 pm
    finally he will get some much needed game time. with milan's struggles, he will not be left on the bench.