07.08.2009 Football News

Chelsea confirm Essien stay

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Ghanaian midfielder Michael after coach Carlo Ancelotti said he has completed his business in the summer transfer window.

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  Chelsea have been strongly linked with  Pirlo , the Milan playmaker, over the past few weeks with reports saying the Blues have added a further enticement to their bid for the ex-Inter player.

However, as Chelsea prepare for their Community Shield showdown with Manchester United on Sunday, Ancelotti has confirmed there are no plans to add to the squad before the transfer window closes.  

"Now we stay with the players I've got. I don't want to take other players because the squad is very competitive,'' said Ancelotti.

  "We don't need other players and I don't expect to make any more signings before the window shuts.''

This means for the upcoming season.

  The Blues have made just three signings this summer, with Ross Turnbull, Daniel Sturridge and Yuri Zhirkov moving to Stamford Bridge.