John Obi Mikel (R) of Nigeria celebrates his goal scored against Denmark during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games men’s quarter-final football match Nigeria vs Denmark, at the Arena Fonte Nova Stadium in Salvador, Brazil on August 13, 2016
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John Obi Mikel’s agent, John Shittu, has confirmed that his client is attracting interest from Inter Milan and a number of teams based in England, Germany, Spain and China ahead of the opening of the transfer window.
It has been widely reported that Marseille are studying the possibility of signing the Nigerian captain, but his English-based intermediary did not mention France as one of his possible destinations next month.
“It’s very likely he will leave Chelsea in January. There are many teams interested in the player, ” Shittu told The Sun UK.
“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 Italian teams on his trail.
“And beware: even in U.K., Spain, Germany and even in China know the value of the player and requested information about him.”
Mikel has played 376 games for the Blues and has netted six goals.