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Essien's Inter link dismissed

03 Jun 2008 - 12:46:09

The agent of Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien has denied that his client is a summer transfer target for reigning Serie A champions Internazionale.

The 25-year-old Ghana international is reported to be attracting interest from former Blues boss Jose Mourinho, who has been installed as the new head coach of Inter.

However, Essien's agent, Fabien Piveteau, confirmed: "I have read the English tabloids and seen the rumours.

"But I can say that Inter aren't trying to sign Essien. There has been absolutely no discussion.

"The player is very happy in London and still has four years left on his contract, so I don't think that he will be moving for the moment.

"In football anything can happen and everything changes, but Chelsea are a rich, powerful and ambitious club and he is happy to play for them."

Essien joined Chelsea from French champions Lyon in the summer of 2005 and has scored 14 goals in 143 appearances for the Stamford Bridge club to date.


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