Chelsea ready to sell Mikel

Nigerian midfielder John Mikel Obi

Chelsea may be willing to sell Mikel for as low as £5 million.


The eight-year romance between Nigerian midfielder, Mikel Obi, and Chelsea may soon be winding off as reports are rife that the Blues are willing to sell-off the 27-year old Nigerian player to provide space for their new signings.

While Mikel was formerly valued at about £8 million, English tabloid, Daily Mail, reports that Chelsea is willing to lower the price tag of the Super Eagles star to as low as £5 million in order to attract buyers.

Mikel’s poor performance at the 2014 World Cup is said to have further convinced Coach Jose Mourinho of the need to get the £80,000 a week player off the payroll to fund new signings.

Mikel started just 11 Premier League games for Chelsea last season as he struggled for game time alongside the likes of Nemanja Matic, Willian and Ramires.

With Cesc Fabregas joining the club in a £30 million deal from Barcelona, Mikel’s chances for regular football will obviously grow slimmer.

Already there are talks of interests largely from Italy as the likes of Inter Milan are said to be willing to have Mikel in their rejuvenated side.

Pockets of clubs in Turkey and Spain are also reportedly interested in the 27-year-old Nigerian international, who is currently on holidays after the World Cup.

Though now weaning in influence with Chelsea, Mikel enjoyed a good run at Stamford Bridge which has seen him win the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, FA Community Shield, UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League.

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