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Michael Essien set for a switch to AC Milan from Chelsea

Updated: Friday, 24 Jan 2014 17:25 | Comments

Michael Essien will exit Stamford Bridge to improve his World Cup hopes
Michael Essien will exit Stamford Bridge to improve his World Cup hopes

Ghana midfielder Michael Essien is poised to move to AC Milan from Chelsea.

The 31-year-old has found opportunities limited at Stamford Bridge since returning from a loan spell at Real Madrid last season and has permission from Jose Mourinho to leave.

Milan were one of a number of interested parties and on Friday announced Essien is expected in northern Italy later in the evening.

A statement on acmilan.com read: "Michael Essien in expected in the city this evening."

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