Michael Essien has tipped off Chelsea about Ghana midfielder Anthony Annan.

The Mirror says Annan, who plays for Norway's IK Start, has been one of the successes at the African Cup of Nations.

And big pal Essien, who started at the same Hearts of Oak club in Accra, is pushing his Blues bosses to take on the 21-year-old.

Now Chelsea are taking notice, especially with Annan available at around £1million.

Annan's club Start also know it is time to sell, as they were relegated at the end of the last season.