Michael Essien agrees 18-month AC Milan deal?

Michael Essien of Chelsea and Simon Dawkins of Derby battle for the ball during the Budweiser FA Cup Third Round match on January 5, 2014
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Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien reportedly agrees an 18-month deal with AC Milan.

Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien has reportedly agreed a move to Serie A side AC Milan.

Blues manager Jose Mourinho revealed today that Essien is free to leave the club after eight years.

It has now emerged that the 31-year-old will move to the San Siro on a free transfer after agreeing an 18-month deal with the club, according to Sky Sports News.

Essien, who had a loan stint at Real Madrid during his Chelsea career, has made nine appearances for the Blues this season.

Chelsea's Michael Essien in action during a friendly match against Indonesia All-Stars on July 25, 2013
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