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West Ham unable to lure Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien from clutches of AC Milan
1:44pm Saturday 25th January 2014 in Sport
West Ham have tried and failed to hijack AC Milan's move for Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien.
Chelsea turned down the Hammers' approach, which involved a loan move until the end of the season, because they preferred to finalise a permanent deal for the midfielder.
Essien is expected to seal a switch to the Serie A giants having only made five Premier League appearances under Jose Mourinho this season.