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Galatasaray table $8.5m for Mikel


Super Eagles and Chelsea midfielder, John Obi Mikel is most likely to join Turkish giants Galatasaray during the winter transfer window.

Reports in Turkey stated that Galatasaray have tabled $8.5m (about N1.7b) for Mikel who has managed only nine games for Chelsea this season.

Mikel also made just six starts in Chelsea’s Premier League title-winning campaign last year due to being pushed to the sidelines by first-choice defensive midfielder Nemanja Matic.

And according to Turkish outlet Takvim, Galatasaray are now planning to make contact with Chelsea in the coming days to try and agree a fee for the 28-year-old. Mikel who places in the Super Eagles has come under threat.

Mikel’s current deal with the Blues runs until 2017 but the club are unlikely to offer him a new one and could take advantage of Galatasaray’s interest next month.

Fellow Turkish side Besiktas have also registered their interest in signing the midfielder, with club president Fikret Oman admitting that they could come back in for the player they tried to sign in the summer.

“We were ready to sign Mikel last summer. And we could enter the race again over the winter break,” Oman said.

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