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Michael Essien could leave AC Milan - clubs in Qatar, UAE chase Ghana star

Published on: 05 July 2014
Michael Essien could leave AC Milan this summer

Ghana midfielder Michael Essien is expected to move to the Arabian Gulf this summer as his Italian side AC Milan are keen on off-loading him.

According to reports in the Italian media on Saturday, AC Milan are willing to release the experienced Ghanaian enforcer to pave way for the arrival of younger players.

Clubs in Qatar and the UAE are among those speculated to be keen on signing the former Chelsea player from the Italian giants.

However, clubs interested in the Ghana star must be willing to pay about $7m to secure the rights of the strong midfielder.

AC Milan are seeking the signature of Blerim Dzemaili and the departure of Essien will help them fund the acquisition of the Napoli midfielder.

Greek giants Olympiakos and Trabzonspor are among the clubs also seeking to sign Essien.

He joined AC Milan from Chelsea during the January transfer window but has struggled to hold down a regular playing place in the Serie A side.


This article has 7 comment(s), give your comment
  • SHANGO says:
    July 05, 2014 04:56 pm
    Essien,please come to Qatar and help me.I am now jobless here in Qatar,and I will be glad to wash your car for some few dollars.I will then train hard and go and fight banger,alias philipo inzaghi of adabraka.
  • Big Boss says:
    July 05, 2014 05:12 pm
    Let's call a spade a spade & not a big spoon! Essien is a spent force & taking him to Brazil was a wrong decision. He just collected $100,000 & even refused to warm up for the game against Portugal. Taking a younger promising talent like Assilfuah or Richmond Boakye Yiadom would have been more beneficial. We were angy when Mourinho benched him at Chelsea but we can all see his uselessness now! If he can't hold down a starting place in a weak team like the current AC Milan, why shd he have any business in the Black Stars? His lack of form was very evident in our last qualifier against Egypt in Cairo.
  • selfmade says:
    July 05, 2014 07:36 pm
    Go to UAE! The money is there!
  • @bigboss says:
    July 05, 2014 10:11 pm
    shuddup. we needed essien at this world cup.. the AA bankrupt coach didnt know what to do with him.
  • lovely says:
    July 06, 2014 04:19 am
    Big Boss, shut ur fuckin mouth. 100,000 is no money for Essien. U are another asshole.
  • Big Boss says:
    July 06, 2014 06:21 am
    @lovely, you're the biggest asshole because you failed to address the main point I was making! My point is that Essien is a spent force & useless to the Black Stars for now! Stupid ape!
  • Kwasi Oduro says:
    July 06, 2014 12:31 pm
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