Essien has snubbed a move to QPR - as he could not stomach playing for Chelsea's west London rivals.
The former Blues star has also turned down West Brom as he seeks a new club in Europe.
His agent Fabien Piveteau said: "Essien doesn't want to play in the Premier League for a different side to his old club Chelsea.
"We have turned down offers from both West Brom and QPR."
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