Real Madrid have agreed to take
Ghana midfielder Michael Essien on loan from Chelsea for the
rest of the season, the Spanish champions said on Friday.
The 29-year-old, who joined Chelsea from Olympique Lyon in
2005, links up again with former Stamford Bridge boss Jose
The combative midfielder has won two Premier League titles,
four FA Cups and one Champions League at the London club.
Essien did not feature when Champions League winners Chelsea
were thumped 4-1 by Atletico Madrid in the European Super Cup in
Monaco on Friday.
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