Chelsea's Essien snubs Arsenal for Real deal

01 September 2012 12:48

Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien joined Spanish champions Real Madrid on loan on transfer deadline day.

The Ghanaian rejoins former Blues boss Jose Mourinho, who brought him to England in 2005, at the Bernabeu.

The 29-year-old has made 247 appearances for Chelsea, scoring 25 goals and twice winning the club's goal of the season award.

He also helped the club to two Premier League titles, four FA Cups and last season's Champions League title.

Source: PA