Chelsea’s African star ‘acknowledges’ £18m Italian interest

Published Add your comment

Chelsea superstar Michael Essien’s agent has come forward to acknowledge and silence rumours that the Ghanian will make a move to Italian side AC Milan in the summer.

The Daily Mirror had reported that Essien was fielding offers from AC Milan in the vicinity of £18 million, but Fabien Piveteau says his client will not be leaving Chelsea and has not heard from the Italian giants.

“Nothing is true," Piveteau told tuttomercatoweb.


"I have not had any contact either with AC Milan or any other clubs, because everyone knows that Chelsea is happy with the player and Michael is happy at Chelsea.

"He is well in London and intends to stay there for the next three years."

Piveteau has faced rumours of Essien’s departure from Chelsea on numerous occasions. Just last month, he told reporters: “He has spoken to the [Chelsea] chairman.

“He will stay at Chelsea next season, the club want him to stay.”

Essien has been a star at Chelsea since moving to the club in 2005 for £24.4 million. After earning the nickname ‘the Bison’ for his powerful nature and intimidation over the opposition, the Blues would be hard pressed to consider letting their African star go at any price.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Premier League
Michael Essien

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again