Real Madrid are keen to bring in Essien on loan, but could face competition from Arsenal.
Arsenal were the first to make an move for the midfielder, who was not part of Chelsea’s squad for their Super Cup clash with Atletico Madrid.
Chelsea boss Roberto di Matteo revealed before the match tonight that Essien was set to leave the club on loan.
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Liverpool have unveiled their new home kit for next season, sticking with the hugely popular retro styling of the current shirt.
The reputation of the Premier League means it is the most popular and one of the most watched leagues in the world.