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UAE club Al-Wahda lining up summer move for Chelsea's Mikel

12 June 2015, 16:05

London - United Arab Emirates Pro League side Al-Wahda FC are considering a move for Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel in the summer.

At the moment, the Nigeria international has no plans to leave the English Premier League champions because he has been told by manager Jose Mourinho that he's in his plans for next season.

Also read: Keshi denies reported rift with Mikel

''Mikel didn't travel to Dubai to discuss with Al Ain, he went there on holiday with his girlfriend,” Mikel's adviser told news24.

''I read so many stories that he is joining Al Ain but it's not true. He has so many offers from clubs including UAE club Al-Wahda.

''He is still a Chelsea player and he is in Chelsea's programme for next season, so after his holiday he will know his plan.''

Due to injury and falling behind in the pecking order of midfielders, Mikel saw his first team opportunities limited last term at Stamford Bridge, with only 693 minutes of game time under his belt.

Before the axing of Carlo Ancelotti, the Super Eagles star was linked with a possible move to Real Madrid.

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