Real Madrid in for Essien?

There are gathering rumours that Real Madrid are attempting to bring Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien in on loan.

The Ghanaian was absent from The Blue’s 4-1 UEFA Super Cup defeat tonight against Atletico Madrid and has otherwise been linked with a move to Arsenal on deadline day.

However, the player’s former Coach Jose Mourinho, who signed Essien for Chelsea in 2005 from Lyon, is reportedly pushing for a late move for the midfielder.

Real are understood to be negotiating for an initial season long loan deal for the 29-year-old.

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