After re-buying Nemanja Matic from Benfica, and closing the deal with Salah Chelsea midfield got crowded. There were several players who wanted out, and with Juan Mata’s transfer to Manchester United, the 31-year-old Michael Essien is next as he is set to sign for the Italian club, AC Milan.

Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien will soon wear a jersey of AC Milan. This is the epilogue of today’s meeting between the midfielder and Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho.

It is expected that Essien will arrive in the “capital of fashion” during the day, and with the “Rossoneri” Essien should sign a contract for a year and a half. AC Milan will land Essien on a free transfer.

The club official website says: “Just turned 31 and with a CV including domestic and Champions League wins, as well as victory with the Ghana national side, Michael Essien is expected to land at Malpensa Airport (Milan) this evening.”

The good news for Italian club is that their new coach Clarence Seedorf will be able to use Essien in the Champions League match against Atletico Madrid, since Essien for Chelsea this season in the elite football competition has not played a single minute.

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