Essien could leave Chelsea if Real or Barca bid for him, says star's agent
Michael Essien's agent has opened the door to a big money move to Spain by saying the Chelsea midfielder 'must do what is best for him.'
Essien has become a key figure at Stamford Bridge but Fabian Piveteau claimed other clubs are interested in the Ghana international.
Piveteau said: 'He likes Chelsea very much but football is football. If Real Madrid, Barcelona or some other club make an offer he needs to sit down and discuss what is best for him. And some clubs are interested in Michael.'
Chelsea missed Essien in the first half of last season but his return saw the Blues' midfield gain the pace and bite in the tackle it had been lacking.