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Chelsea ace hoping for long-term stay

essien.jpgChelsea fans are looking interested here in the Football Transfer Tavern as it has been claimed that Michael Essien is hoping to stay at the club now his ‘daddy’ Jose Mourinho is back according to ESPN.

In news that will not shock any football fans, the Ghanaian midfielder is keen to now end his career at the club who sent him out on loan to Mourinho’s Real Madrid last season where he played a pivotal role for the Spanish giants.

Once one of the best players around, Essien suffered a host of serious knee injuries which hampered his career and saw himself slip down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge.

One thing that has been constant is the unwavering support from Jose Mourinho and the player claimed to the London Evening Standard that: “He is a great manager and everybody is happy to have him back. Jose is the right man to take the club forward. It is good for him to be here and we will see what happens.

“I have got my energy back and I feel I can do a job for the team again. It was important for me to play a lot of games and prove my fitness. Now I have, I am happy to play wherever is best for the team.

“I have got two years left [on his Chelsea contract]. I have not spoken with Jose about my future yet so I will see if he wants me.”

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