Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel will finally leave Stamford Bridge this summer his agent has revealed.
And Chelsea are prepared to let go of the long serving midfielder for £7.7m. Besiktas of Turkey is Mikel’s likely destination. He has been at Chelsea since 2006 and last season struggled to hold down a regular place in the starting XI.
The Nigeria international could be sold as part of incoming manager Antonio Conte’s squad changes this summer.
And Turkish newspaper Fotomac quote representative Mesrun Izzet as claiming a move to the Super Lig is on the cards.
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“Mikel did enquire about Besiktas and there were talks (but) it all depends on what their board decide to do,” Izzet said.
“Money is of course important but Mikel wants first-team football if he is to move.”
Mikel during his stay in Chelsea won the Champions League, Europa League, two Premier League titles, four FA Cups and two League Cups.