Essien heading to Milan
Published 24/01/2014 | 17:27
Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien is poised to move to AC Milan.
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."
Essien joined Chelsea from Lyon for £24.4million in 2005.
The Ghana international arrived in Milan on Friday evening.
He told Milan Channel: "I'm happy to be here. I will do my best for Milan and I hope to be ready to play.
"I spoke with Mr (Clarence) Seedorf (the Milan head coach) two days ago. I cannot wait to be available.
"I really want to thank the chairman and the team and thanks to Mourinho, who has allowed me to wear the Rossoneri shirt."