Obi Mikel will not be sold by Chelsea in the summer to fund a move for Juventus star Paul Pogba, according to a representative of the Nigeria captain.
Reports had claimed that the Stamford Bridge side will sell Willian, Oscar and John Obi Mikel to pay for the France international, who has also been linked with possible moves to Europe’s elite clubs including Real Madrid, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain.
But Mikel’s rep has dismissed the idea as the defensive midfielder was recently offered a new contract, which he’s still mulling over.
“If Chelsea have plans to sell him, they will not offer him a new contract. It is normal paper talk and not true,”Mikel’s rep said.
“Mikel remains a player of Chelsea and wants to finish up the season before weighing his options.”