Chelsea will not sell John Mikel Obi this summer according to his representative, as rumours continue to circulate that the London club will offload the Nigerian midfielder along side Oscar, Hazard and Remy, to generate funds for the purchase of Paul Pogba from Juventus.
Pogba, arguably the best midfielder in the world right now, has been linked with moves to Real Madrid, Barcelona and Man City but Chelsea feel they could lure him to Stamford Bridge…
…hence reports Mikel could be offloaded with one year left on his current contract but his representative has reportedly dismissed the idea.
“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 representative said to Vanguard. “Mikel remains a player of Chelsea and wants to finish up the season before weighing his options.