Transfers of Saturday, 24 January 2015
Former Chelsea ace Essien, who joined Italian giants Milan 12 months ago, is available to discuss a move away from the San Siro.
He has offers from both Leicester City and Burnley to come back to England, while new West Brom manager Tony Pulis is reportedly interested in the defensive midfielder.
But Italian newspaper Gazzetta dell Sport claim the 32-year-old will snub the Premier League for Major League Soccer.
Dallas are favourites to land Essien, who boasts two Premier League titles and four FA Cup winners medals from his eight seasons at Chelsea.
As for Leicester and Burley, the two clubs must act fast to find a replacement target for Essien as the January transfer window nears its conclusion.