The player’s agent said, “Mikel has contract with Chelsea and he intend to respect that contract.”
Super Eagles and Chelsea football club of England midfield maestro, John Obi Mikel, will resume club duty on Monday according to his manager and agent, Olatunji John Shittu.
According to Shittu the management of Chelsea gave Mikel and other Chelsea players who played beyond the early rounds of the Brasil 2014 World Cup till Monday to report for pre-season training.
The others players who will also resume on Monday are Thibaut Courtois of Belgium, Kenneth Omeruo of Nigeria, Eden Hazard of Belgium, Victor Moses of Nigeria, Ramires of Brazil, Andre Schurrle of Germany, Willian of Brazil, and Romelu Lukaku of Belgium.
When Chelsea began its pre-season a few days earlier without Mikel and these players, the media was awash with news that Mikel future with Chelsea is uncertain and that he might be sold for five million pounds.
But Shittu described the report as inaccurate,
“I don’t know where the story emanated from, but I can tell you authoritatively that it is false. Mikel and other Chelsea players that played beyond the first round of the World Cup will resume club duty July 28.
‘’He came home briefly to see his family after the World Cup, he returned to London last week to collect his visas for the countries where Chelsea will play pre-season, so the report is not true, he is still a Chelsea player.”
Shittu also described as untrue reports indicating Chelsea want to sell Mikel for five million pounds,
“Mikel has contract with Chelsea and he intend to respect that contract, I also know that Chelsea is not planning to sell him; he is part of Jose Mourinho’s plan,’’ Shittu said.