REPORT: Chelsea Line-up Shock Move For £12m Essien Replacement
Chelsea have been linked with a move for Newcastle’s Ivorian international Cheik Tiote.
The 25-year old was considered one of the finds of the season last year when the Magpies snapped him up for £3.5million from Dutch outfit FC Twente.
Now the touch tackling midfielder has been identified as a possible replacement for Michael Essien who has again suffered a knee injury keeping him out of action for up to six months.
Tiote was a favourite of former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti who was linked with a move for the £12million rated midfielder according to the Mirror.
Chelsea are expected to replace Essien and have been linked with numerous players, with West Ham’s Scott Parker also in the frame. The England international is valued at around £9million and is being tracked by Tottenham and Arsenal.
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