Mourinho wants Essien, Courtois at Chelsea

Jose Mourinho wants Michael Essien to re-establish himself at Chelsea.

Jose Mourinho wants Michael Essien to re-establish himself at Chelsea.

The People says the departing Real Madrid coach intends to include midfielder Essien and young Belgian keeper Thibaut Courtois in his Chelsea first-team squad, after the pair enjoyed successful loan spells in Madrid.

Courtois, 21, has spent the past two seasons at Atletico, while Essien, 30, played for Mourinho at Real this term.

The midfielder, who has also operated at right-back for Real, has two years left on his Chelsea deal and was a key figure in Mourinho’s back-to-back title-winning campaigns at the Bridge.

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