West Ham unable to lure Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien from clutches of AC Milan

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Picture: Action Images Picture: Action Images

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.


Get Adobe Flash player
About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree