Essien was injured playing for Ghana in a World Cup qualifier in September
Chelsea's Michael Essien is progressing well after knee ligament surgery as coach Luiz Felipe Scolari insists the midfielder will stay at the club.
Speculation has been mounting over his future at Chelsea, who will be aiming for a record 11th consecutive away win when they travel to Bolton on Saturday.
Ex-Portsmouth star Sulley Muntari wants fellow Ghanaian Essien to join him at Inter Milan.
Scolari said: "All clubs want Essien but he's injured and stays at Chelsea."
If the Blues win at Bolton they will equal the top flight record for consecutive away wins set by Tottenham Hotspur in the 1959-60 season.
Chelsea will be missing Joe Cole for the game at the Reebok Stadium, while defender Ricardo Carvalho will be out for a minimum of another 14 days after suffering a thigh injury against Hull in October.
But Scolari has more positive news on Essien and is delighted with the medical assessment on the player following his knee surgery in September.
Muntari said on Thursday that he hoped Essien would move to Inter but Scolari, who described his midfielder as a "fantastic player" said: "Sure, many clubs want Essien, but he's Chelsea's and I think he's happy here.
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