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Transfers of Thursday, 6 August 2009

Source: goal.com

Chelsea wants to get rid of Essien?

Milan Slam Chelsea’s Persistence Following Addition Of Essien To Pirlo Offer
Chelsea have been strongly linked with Andrea Pirlo, the Milan playmaker, over the past few weeks; however, the Rossoneri recently confirmed that their World Cup-winning midfielder was off the market.

Despite this, there have been some rumours floating around speculating that the Blues have added a further enticement to their bid for the ex-Inter player.

Michael Essien is the man that could go the other way if the Italian giants were to agree to this deal, but according to the latest words of Adriano Galliani, this will not be taking place.

“Chelsea have raised their offer by adding Essien? Pirlo has been removed from the market, so this will not even be considered,” the vice-president of the Rossoneri stressed to Corriere dello Sport.

“The matter is now closed.”

The London-based outfit are among the early favourites to take home this season’s English Premier League title; however, they are still keen to bolster their squad in the lead-up to the new campaign starting next weekend.

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