DONE DEAL! AC Milan confirm the signing of Chelsea’s Michael Essien on 18 month deal

Michael Essien has struggled for playing time since returning to Chelsea this season and a move was always on the horizon with the upcoming World Cup.

The Ghanaian midfielder will sign for AC Milan on a free, signing an 18 month contract when he arrives tonight.

Aged 31, Essien was once considered one of the greatest central midfielder in world football.

He has since been plagued by injury but will hope to kickstart his career again in Milan.