Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo has confirmed that the club are in talks over a loan move for Michael Essien but not Arsenal.
The Ghanaian international was a notable omission the Blues’ squad this evening to face Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup.
Di Matteo confirmed that he was left out due todiscussion over a loan move.
Many would have thought that Arsene Wenger would be keen on bringing in a defensive midfielder having seen Alex Song move to Barcelona.
But reports say Wenger politely denied taking Essien on loan.
Essien moved to Chelsea for £24m in 2005 but he is down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge
He suffered string of injuries and played just 14 games in the Premier League last season.