PHOTO: Chelsea’s Essien lands in Milan, presented with AC shirt

The Ghana international will spend the rest of the season with the Rossoneri on a loan deal, which has been confirmed by the Serie A giants.

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Despite the fact that he is one of Jose Mourinho’s favourites, there simply has not been room at Chelsea for Michael Essien this season.

The African midfielder has only been handed fleeting appearances for the Stamford Bridge club this term, with Frank Lampard and Ramires the first-choice in the boiler room for the Blues.

With Nemanja Matic rejoining the west London outfit this month, Essien’s chances to play were set to be reduced even further, and in a World Cup year the midfielder needs regular first-team football.

As such, the ex-Real Madrid man has been confirmed as a new AC Milan player, with Clarence Seedorf’s side confirming the experienced enforcer’s arrival on their official website.

As Essien jetted to Italy to sign on the dotted line, he was mobbed at the airport by passionate Milan fans and journalists alike – with the African getting his first chance to pose with an AC shirt.

Just what the future holds for the ageing defensive midfielder remains to be seen, but with the Blues constantly in the market for the latest and greatest players, there is every chance that the stalwart has played his final match for the Blues.

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