Michael Essien is close to finalising a move to AC Milan despite a late enquiry from West Ham.
The Ghana international is keen on a move abroad and his agents held lengthy talks with the Serie A club on Thursday as they look to agree terms. The 31-year-old was also considered by West Ham as they continue to weigh up midfield options.
The midfielder is expected to be released on a free transfer and will join the Rossoneri on an 18-month deal.
A statement on the club’s official website, said: “Just turned 31 and with a CV including domestic and Champions League wins, as well as victory with the Ghana national side, Michael Essien is expected to land at Malpensa Airport (Milan) this evening.”
Essien posing with a Milan shirt
Michael Essien is one of my favorite all time Chelsea players. Thank you for everything you’ve done for us and best of luck for the World Cup, Bison.