Michael Essien has slipped down the pecking order at Chelsea but his career could receive a shot in the arm as Italian press reports insist that AC Milan could make a move for him.
But the Rossoneri have a lot of rebuilding to do having suffered a miserable start to the season that has left them as close to the relegation zone as they are to the Scudetto.
While Galliani may want to make several more signings, he has admitted that Milan's budget is limited, so a loan move for Essien could be a good option.
Essien has become a peripheral figure for Jose Mourinho and the 31-year-old wasn't even included in Chelsea's Champions League squad.
The player's agent has admitted that a January transfer is likely and Milan would be a good fit as he would be able to feature against Atletico Madrid.
Essien moved to Chelsea from Lyon in 2005 and has won two Premier League titles, four FA Cups and the Champions League - his experience could be extremely valuable for Milan.
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