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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.


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