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Top Italian papers confirm Essien's AC Milan arrival

Published on: 24 January 2014
Michael Essien in Italian newspapers.

Italian newspapers are reporting that Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien is in the country to complete his move to the AC Milan.

This follows reports that the 31-year-old has agreed to move and is now waiting on the Serie A giants to finalize terms including wages and the nature of his move before confirming the deal.

Essien has been persistently linked with a move to the San Siro in recent weeks.

His first team chances at Chelsea first-team are slim with plenty of options for manager Jose Mourinho in central midfield including David Luiz, Ramires and new £20m signing Nemanja Matic.

Essien has made just nine first-team appearances in all competitions so far this term and has reluctantly decided to leave Stamford Bridge in search of regular playing time.

Comments

  • Ransabbey says:
    January 24, 2014 10:04 pm
    i wish Essien best of luck and grant him regular playing time and prove to the whole world.
  • Dada a says:
    January 24, 2014 06:18 pm
    In life, when you are considered as an option, you consider them a choice. Move bro.
  • lsaac blessed says:
    January 24, 2014 04:24 pm
    HAHAHA I THINK IS GOOD FOR OUR DEAR MICHEAL ESSIEN TO LEAVE CHELSEA OUR TEAM SINCE HE IS NOT COMFORTABLE ON THE PLAYING TIME. OUR COACH MOURINHO SHOULD BLESS HIM TO LEAVE PEACEFULly SOON SINCE HE CANNOT ASSURED HIM MORE PLAYING TIME IN THE TEAM AT THIS TIME IN HIS LIFE.....OUR DEAR COACH AND DADDY MICHEAL ,YOU HAVE DONE SO SO MUCH FOR UR SON ....AND WE DO KNOW IN UR HEART THAT MICHEAL WILL FOREVER BE YR LOVELY SON BUT ALLOW HIM TO GO TO AC MILAN BECAUSE AC MILAN IS ALSO ONE OF THE WORLD CLUBS AND IS GOING TO HELP HIM SINCE HE WILL ALSO GOING TO GET MORE PLAYING TIME. MOREOVER, HE IS GOING TO GET AN OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY IN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE AGAIN SINCE THIS IS ALSO EVERY PROFESSIONAL PLAYER DREAM TO PLAY IN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE MICHEAL ESSIEN YOU ARE MY MAN........I WILL ALWAYS CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR YOU!!!!!!! MAY THE GOOD GOD BE WITH YOU !!!!!!! I WISH YOU SUCCESS IN AC MILAN OR ANY CLUB YOU WILL BE OR REMAIN MAY GOD FOREVER BE WITH YOU
  • mensah says:
    January 24, 2014 01:37 pm
    Michael has taken a proactive and a smart decision. I wish him well in San Siro.
  • king Mo says:
    January 24, 2014 01:12 pm
    I think Essien's decision to depart Stamford Bridge in search of regular playing time is a step in the right direction and a giant leap toward reviving his dwindling career. In life,the moment you realise you are no longer deemed as relevant in your present set up,it is enough sign for you to move on. Whilst others reject you,others are waiting with open arms to welcome you. AC Milan will grant you regular playing time,seize the opportunity and prove to the world that you still have a lot of football in you. Go Essien,God is with you.