John Mikel: Chelsea midfielder likely to leave in January

According to John Obi Mikel’s agent, the Chelsea midfielder is likely to depart Stamford Bridge in January.

The Nigeria international has barely played under Conte this season.

As reported by ESPN FC:

“John Obi Mikel’s agent has confirmed that the Nigeria international is “very likely” to leave Chelsea in January after spending the first half of the season on the sidelines.

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has not selected Mikel in a single match day squad this season, and back in September the 29-year-old said that he will talk to interested clubs in January, when he enters the final six months of his current contract.

Mikel is not expected to be offered an extension by Chelsea, and the player’s agent, John Shittu, says the odds are against his client completing the season at Stamford Bridge.

“It’s very likely [Mikel] will leave Chelsea in January,” Shittu told The Sun. “There are many teams interested in the player.

“In the past we spoke with Inter Milan but now there are a lot of Italian clubs that want him. I will not reveal the names, but there are other Italians teams on his trail.

“And beware: even clubs in the UK, Spain, Germany and even in China know the value of the player and requested information about him.”


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