Agent: Chelsea Still Wants Essien, Unaware Of Juventus Interest

Agent of Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien, Fabian Piveteau says he is unaware of interests from Italian club Juventus. The Ghana international has been linked with a summer move to the Serie-A Old Ladies who are looking to strengthen their side for next season’s Uefa Champions League. But the 29-year-old’s representative however says the English club are still interested in the former Olympique Lyon player after holding talks with the Stamford Bridge chiefs on Friday. “In this moment there is absolutely nothing and I am not aware of any request from Italian clubs,” he said. “I met with today the leaders of the club who told me they are happy with him (Essien).” Essien who has three years left to run on his contract joined Chelsea in the summer of 2005 for a fee reported to be in excess of 24 million pounds.