London, Jun 29 (ANI): Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is all set to block Jose Mourinho's 18 million poundsmove to sign Michael Essien for Real Madrid.
Mourinho is keen to get Ghanaian midfielder Essien, 28, to add power and strength to his Real Madrid side.
Mourinho signed Essien for Chelsea in a 24.4 million pound deal in August 2005.
The player has four years left on his current 110,000 pounds-a-week contract and is happy to stay at Stamford Bridge, The Sun reports.
A top Chelsea source said: "Abramovich is not going to sell." (ANI)