Essien moves to Madrid
Chelsea have confirmed midfielder Michael Essien has joined Real Madrid on a season-long loan.
The Ghanaian was expected to move after being left out of his club’s squad for their Super Cup defeat by Atletico Madrid on Friday night.
Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo confirmed Essien was set to leave on loan but the Italian also ruled out the possibility of a move to Arsenal.
Instead, the 29-year-old has moved to Primera Liga champions Real, where he will be reunited with former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.
A statement on Chelsea’s official website read: “Chelsea Football Club today (Friday) announces that Michael Essien has joined Real Madrid on a season-long loan.
You may also like…
- Video: Sadio Mane mocks Jurgen Klopp at full-time as Liverpool see off Chelsea
- ‘He is brilliant’: Timo Werner says he wishes Chelsea had signed ‘incredible’ Liverpool man before Klopp did
- Report: Liverpool want to sign attacking ‘revelation’ this summer ahead of Chelsea
- ‘Leeds has everything’: Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea warning ahead of crucial Elland Road clash