Tuesday, 14 June 2011
Essien to snub Real Madrid
Michael Essien is set to reject Real Madrid and stay at Chelsea. The Ghanaian midfielder, 28, keeps in regular touch with former Blues boss Jose Mourinho but is planning to see out his contract. Essien's agent Fabien Piveteau said: "He regularly has Jose on the phone because they know each other well and have got on with each other since he was in charge of Chelsea. But Real Madrid has never really appealed to him. Michael will stay at Chelsea, where he has another four years left on his contract."