The previous Black Stars skipper was on the Toffees’ radar before joining Jose Mourinho’s side at Stamford Bridge in 2005.
West Ham United supervisor David Moyes has named previous Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien as one of his greatest exchange laments.
During his instructing spell at Everton, Moyes followed the 37-year-old midfield star when he was playing in Ligue 1 with Bastia and Lyon.
The Goodison Park outfit couldn’t finish a move for him, with Essien joining Chelsea for an at that point club-record expense of £24.4 million in August 2005.
When tested about the players he lamented passing up marking, Moyes named the double cross Premier League champ nearby Toni Kroos, Gareth Bale and Cesc Fabregas.
“One of them would be Michael Essien [to Everton],” he disclosed to beIN Sports.
“Toni Kroos would positively be the one [to Manchester United].
“Around then we [Manchester United] were especially after Gareth Bale and Cesc Fabregas however I must state preceding that, at Everton, we were truly near a great deal of good players.
“We just couldn’t exactly get them over the line on a few events.”
Essien went through nine years at Chelsea, winning two Premier League titles, four FA Cups and a Uefa Champions League trophy during his spell in England, before moving to AC Milan.
The previous Ghana universal is at present on the books of Azerbaijan Premier League outfit Sabail where he has played 10 alliance coordinates this crusade.