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Essien is said to be keen to link up with his former manager and the player may attempt to force through a deal.

Lassana Diarra has handed in a transfer request. He played second to German midfielder Sami Khedira for much of the season. Madrid are keen to add legs and power to their midfield in an attempt to compete with Barcelona next season and see Essien as the ideal man.

The chance to play for Real Madrid does not come round very often and it seems that Chelsea could be willing to listen to offers for the Ghanaian who struggled for form and fitness for much of the last campaign. The club from London are attempting to fund big money moves for Neymar and Luka Modric and could be willing to accept a bid of around £18 million.

Madrid midfielder Mesut Ozil has rejected fresh reports linking him with a move to Manchester United. The English club have been rumoured to have made enquiries about the German midfielder as to whether Madrid would be willing to sell as United attempt to secure a playmaker in their midfield.


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