Ghana midfielder Michael Essien is prepared stay on at the Stamford Bridge unless the club want him axed, according to an English publication. 

Club owner Roman Abramovich is reportedly planning a massive clear-out to offload senior players at the club with Essien mentioned as one of the players likely to exit the Stamford Bridge.

Juventus and Real Madrid have both been linked with a move for the 29-year-old but a source close to the dynamic midfielder says his future lies with the London club.

''Michael knows for sure that things are a bit harder at the moment. But he is an important player in the team and the coach knows that," the source told The Times.

"He is not planning to leave Chelsea anytime soon unless the club think otherwise. He is not for sale."

Essien moved to Stamford Bridge in 2005 from French side Olympique Lyonnais in an African record transfer fee.





Readers Comment

  • OGYA 7 years ago

    Old warrior, move on

  • idiami 7 years ago

    essien is now beggin to stay,hahahaha shame

  • Idiami 7 years ago

    Thats hw the world is,sia

  • Diwurah 7 years ago

    People you wait, Now that he is out form and favour, he will begin to honor Ghana's invitations.So he can get more playing time.Just like Sulley is doing.

  • He-goat 7 years ago

    No condition is permanent, my brother. Wote faako a wote wade3 so. So my brother move on. There are more beautiful ladies in Italy and Spain, if that is your problem, which I know it is. Ask Prince Boateng. He is chopping them ruff, ruff in Italy so tay he even divorced his wife.

  • texas 7 years ago

    Hahahahaha.......he-goat will kill us oh.

  • bbc 7 years ago

    Essien, we are now happy that Ghana black stars have granted you your wish to rediscover your form with Chelsea when you requested to take a break from the team. Therefore, now we have no hands in whatever is going on in your football with Chelsea. As a concern country man i advice you to be bold and try something else cos chelsea of today will bring your football career to an end.

  • Bukass 7 years ago

    Essien should leave chelsea because what we used to know him has changed he moves to a different team for re-performance

  • poisnousmouth 7 years ago

    Ghana will always give u the chance to regain ur form, after all we still give chance to garbages like Prince Tagoe. Come on bro beg the GFA now for our next match inclusion.

  • Sunnypa 7 years ago

    Mikel obi will continue Benching u,u are too old & can't run again like B/4,loses possesion cheaply.u better go Anghi in russia or shangai in china