Italian outfit Inter Milan are set to land Nigerian player John Obi Mikel from Chelsea FC, reports say.
The wantaway player has enjoyed a decent amount of success at the London club and is set to finally leave the club. Mikel enjoyed a fairly good season in the last campaign, especially with interim boss Guud Hiddink at the helms of affairs after former coach Jose Mourinho was sacked.
The Dutchman used the player, branding him as “ideal.” He reinstated the player in the first team, helping the player make 33 appearances in all competitions for the club. With new manager, Antonio Conte bringing in new ideas and formation, Mikel has been tagged non critical. Tutto Merceto Web claims that Inter Milam are prepared to offer 5 million Pounds for the veteran player.
The 29-year old would likely accept the offer as his services is likely excessive to the plans the manager is cooking. The Serie A club is likely to face competition for long term admirers of the player Turkish giant, Besiktas. Mikel’s agent Mesrun Izzet made revelations this month that the player could play in turkey in the forthcoming campaign.
“Mikel did enquire about Besiktas and there were talks but it depends on what their board decide to do. Money is of course important but Mikel wants first team football if he is to move,” the agent was quoted to have said.
There are still a lot of changes going on at the club with Loic Remy also set to be axed. Cesar Azpillicueta is another player that has been linked with a move away from the club. The chances of defender Branislav Ivanovic remaining is slim and so is that of Matt Miazga. A lot of players would likely be affected with the new changes but time will tell which.