Scolari wants Essien to stay at Chelsea

Essien has been linked with a move to Italian giants Inter Milan in recent weeks.

Scolari said: “Inter, AC Milan, Barcelona and Real Madrid all want Essien but he is injured and he is at Chelsea.

“If I stay for three years I don’t want him out, I want him to stay with me.

“This is because he is very good player who can play in five positions very well. He is young and dedicated. He is our player and I think he is happy here.”