Essien wants Chelsea stay

15 years ago

Ghana international, Michael Essien is hoping to sign an extended contract at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea are ready to reward Essien with a new improved deal for his impressive performances this season.

The former Lyon midfielder still has three years to run on his current contract, but Essien admits he would be happy to extend it even further.

Essien says he is happy in West London and is enjoying his football at Chelsea.

"I am very happy in England and love Chelsea. I'd be happy to stay longer than my current contract," Essien told the Sunday Mirror.

"I am enjoying my football and I'm playing for a great club, and with great players. All I have ever tried to do is work for the team.

"What I will say is that it does take time to adjust to football in England.

"It's so much faster and more physical than any other country.

"Maybe that was a problem for me at first, but I am used to it now."