Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel is reportedly on the shortlist of Turkish club Besiktas, who are looking for a new defensive midfielder.


According to Turkish daily Fanatik – Besiktas and Chelsea enjoy a close relationship and talks have opened over the prospect of a deal for the Nigeria international who has become a benchwarmer for the Premier League Champions.


Mikel who turned down the chance to join a club from the Middle East last month is the most senior Chelsea player, after John Terry and has been in CHelsea since 2006.

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