Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien linked with a move to Muangthong United

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Former Chelsea and Real Madrid midfielder, Michael has been linked with Thai champion .

After the transfer out of Tanaboon Kesarat, Muangthong United is looking to find the replacement to fill the hole in the defensive midfielder role. Thai champion is linked to Ghana international and former Chelsea player, Michael Essien according to Ghanaian reports.

The 33-year old midfielder is currently a free agent after leaving Greek club Panathinaikos in the last summer. However, there is still no official information from Muangthong United.

Michael Essien is regarded as one of the most famous African players. On his prime, he played with Chelsea FC in English Premier League and helped his club to win 9 trophies included 2 Premier League and UEFA Champions League titles. He also played for Spanish and Italian giants, Real Madrid and AC Milan.