Chelsea fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern are again scratching their heads as it is claimed by Ghana Web that the club are keen to get rid of Michael Essien at the end of the season with Serie A giants Juventus looking to sign him.
Chelsea are of course already stalling over the future of Frank Lampard and have managerial uncertainty surrounding them and now seem to want to get rid of a player who is shining brightly for Real Madrid.
Essien is on loan at the La Liga giants after Jose Mourinho made a play to bring one of his favourite players to the club and the Ghana international has played at full back as well as in his favoured defensive midfield position this season recently putting in a stellar performance in the Champions League tie against Galatasaray only last week. With the injuries suffered by Marcelo and Fabio Coentrao, Essien has played at left back for a huge majority of the season and is showing exactly why he was once rated so highly when breaking through.
Now with Chelsea keen to offload him, Italian giants Juventus are making eyes at the player according to Italian publication TuttoMercato yet will face competition from Real Madrid and who knows if Mourinho does return to Chelsea, Essien may well remain at the club.
Where do you think Essien will be heading next? Will it be Juve? Rate this rumour below.
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