Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel as this week reportedly agreed
personal terms with the Dubai-based club in a switch that will end his nine-year
relationship with the Londoners.
England and it is widely believed that he is not simply on holiday but also to
discuss contract terms with Al Ain in a sensational switch that could see him join
Ghanaian skipper Asamoah Gyan at the club.
Champions League winner as the Nigeria international is expected to leave
Stamford Bridge this summer after failing to have much of an impact during
their Premier League title-winning campaign.
the 28-year-old will not be joining Al Ain, while admitting that Mikel had a
number of suitors in the UAE including Al-Wahda.
went there on holiday with his girlfriend,” John Shittu told Nigerian based
news24. “I read so many stories that he is joining Al Ain but it’s not true. He
has so many offers from clubs including UAE club Al-Wahda.”
come out to confirm the deal.
personal terms with Al Ain and it is now left for Chelsea and the Dubai club to
agree on a transfer fee,” Babawo Mohammed told AfricanFootball.com
Chelsea. We just have to wait and see
what Chelsea say in this regard.”
Premier League champions, but in the past two seasons he has played mainly a
bit part role for ‘The Blues’.
summer after losing his place in the first team to Nemanja Matic.
open up space in the Blues squad and allow them to sign another central
midfielder, with reports in England also suggesting that Juventus’s Paul Pogba,
Wolfsburg’s Luis Gustavo and Barcelona’s Alex Song are on Chelsea’s list to
replace the Nigerian.
serving players, having been at the club since 2006, but competition for places
in the squad is higher than ever and the 28-year-old currently finds himself
quite a way down the pecking order at the West London club.