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Essien training with Chelsea but no deal in the works

Friday 19th August , 2016 9:35 am
Image credit: Press Association/ Chelsea FC)
Image credit: Press Association/ Chelsea FC)

Chelsea icon Michael Essien will not be offered a contract by the club despite playing for the side’s reserve in a low key friendly.

Essien featured for the Blues in their 2-1 win over Brentford to increase speculation he could be handed a surprise deal.

But the tireless midfielder is only training with Antonio Conte’s side until he finds a new club.

The Ghana international is hugely regarded as one of Chelsea’s greatest players in the Roman Abramovich era, where he won several titles in his nine-year spell.

Essien made 256 appearances in all competitions during his time with the Blues before leaving for AC Milan in 2014.

The 33-year-old is now a free agent after being released just one year into his contract with Greek outfit Panathinaikos.

 

 

 

By: Rahman Osman/citifmonline.com/Ghana

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