London - Chelsea's John Obi Mikel who is reportedly in
transfer talks with Fenerbahce of Turkey, will be replaced by a Chilean at the
Premiership champions when the transfer is done.
Manager of Chelsea Jose Mourinho has reportedly landed
Chilean midfield powerhouse Charles Aranguiz from Internacional, in a deal
reportedly worth 22 million Euros to bolster his midfield options, ahead of the
defence of their Premiership title defence.
Also read: Mikel in talks with Fenerbahce
Obi joined Chelsea in 2006 after a protracted transfer
battle involving Manchester United who claimed to have signed the Nigerian from
Lyn Oslo of Norway, on his 18th birthday a claim the player's agent questioned
and finally got him a move to Chelsea.
The Nigerian has so far failed to be a regular at the team
and in the last 18 months his game time has been heavily limited by the
impressive combo of Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas.
He reportedly turned down a move to the Middle East and
after almost 350 games for Chelsea he is set to join Fenerbahce according to
Ersin Duzen, a sports presenter for TRT Spor’s Futbol Günlügü program,
Fenerbahçe sporting director Giuliano Terraneo held talks with the Nigerian in
London regarding a potential move to the Turkish Süper Lig.
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