By Akyereko Frimpong Manson
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has revealed he plans to play Ghana midfielder Michael Essien against Stoke City on Sunday if he decides to remain at the Stamford Bridge.
Thr Portuguese gaffer has been speaking ahead of imminent transfers from Chelsea in the next five days and has insisted Essien's future remains in his own hands.
The 31-year-old is close to a switch to the San Siro to join AC Milan after failing to grind out regular appearances in the Premiership.
Essien, who is former fans favourite at the West London club has played just five times in the English top-tier division but has captained the Blues in their Cup games.
Mourinho has revealed he had plans to play the Black Stars midfielder on Sunday against Stoke City if he decides to stay at the club.
"Michael Essien is in this moment a situation where he can go or can stay," he said.
If he stays, we are more than happy for him to stay but he is another player who gave everything to this club in the past.
If he stays, he stays and is he stays, he is playing against Stoke."