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Chelsea chasing PSG midfielder for January window: Could he be Essien’s replacement?

Premier League giants Chelsea already have a large squad and are gunning both for the Premiership title and the UEFA Champions League trophies. But they seem to be bent on adding reinforcements still.

It has now emerged that the Blues are tracking the highly rated Paris Saint Germain midfielder Stephane Sessegnon. The 24-year old Benin international joined the French giants only this summer but he has already constructed a huge name for himself in France and is expected to be a huge star in the French Ligue 1.

That is if London giants Chelsea do not lure him away to Stamford Bridge. According to some sources, Chelsea want to sign Sessegnon to replace their versatile midfielder Michael Essien who is anticipated to miss the majority of the season.

Sessegnon though is not letting all such talk talks of a potential move to the Premiership barge into his head. He says:

“I am pleased to hear that Premier League giants are watching me. However, I am a PSG player and Mr (Paul) Le Guen has put his trust in me. He is a good guy. I have only just started the season and, while it is nice to be linked, I have much more to prove. We will have to wait and see what happens. I know I have been watched by teams, my reputation has crossed out of France. To play in England would be fantastic, but I love PSG.”

In any case, if Chelsea think that Sessegnon can replace Essien, then they must be out of their minds. After all, the Benin player has yet to fully establish himself on the international arena let alone taking the place of one of the world’s best midfielders.

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