London - Former Chelsea manager, Andre Villas-Boas is keen
to lure Super Eagles captain, Mikel John Obi to China to join him at his new
club, Shanghai SIPG.
Mikel has not played a competitive game for Chelsea under
manager, Antonio Conte and an exit from the Stamford Bridge club seems
extremely likely in the coming days.
Villas-Boas, who replaced Sven-Goran Eriksson as boss of the
Chinese Super League club three weeks ago, is now also plotting a huge transfer
coup to bring the Nigeria captain to China.
Also read: Super Eagles coach accuses Chelsea’s Conte of punishing Mikel
Mikel, 29, joined Chelsea in 2006 and his current contract
runs out at the end of this season.
He is not expected to be handed an extension and the Mirror
is now reporting that he could team up with Villas-Boas in China.
French side Olympique Marseille are keen to land Mikel in
January. But they are now facing competition from Villas-Boas and Shanghai SIPG
who are one of China's richest clubs and capable of outbidding Marseille for
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