John Obi Mikel will leave Chelsea in January and could be the next Premier League star to head to cash-rich China, according to his agent John Shittu.
The former Lyn Oslo man who joined Chelsea in 2006 is out-of-favour with Blues boss Antonio Conte and wants to leave Stamford Bridge when the transfer window opens next month.
Shittu in an exclusive interview with SunSport reveals the Nigerian international could join fellow Chelsea ace Oscar in going to the Far East while also openeing up on negotiations with other clubs like Inter Milan along with other Italian, British, Spanish and German clubs.
“It’s very likely he will leave Chelsea in January. 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 in UK, Spain, Germany and even in China know the value of the player and requested information about him.”
The Rio Olympic Bronze medalist since his arrival in London in 2006 and has played 376 games in Chelsea, scoring six goals.