Friday January 24 2014
Milan have Essien agreement, but…

Milan are believed to have agreed personal terms with Michael Essien, but have yet to decide on the type of deal to reach with Chelsea.

Reports yesterday placed the midfielder’s representatives as in Milan to hold talks with the Rossoneri over a prospective move this January.

It is understood that those talks were with Adriano Galliani and proved successful in arranging terms for the 31-year-old on an 18-month contract.

However, aside from awaiting a definitive ‘yes’ on the move from Chelsea, the Diavolo are apparently yet to determine which way to sign Essien.

Terms of agreement with the player are said to have been reached on both an initial loan through to the summer, with a purchase option inserted, as well as on an outright purchase by Milan.

The club are set to meet on Friday to determine which scenario to explore, before then looking to strike terms with Chelsea.

It is seen that the Rossoneri are, in either case, looking for assistance from the Stamford Bridge outfit on the Ghana international’s wages through to June.

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