Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel has been in the news in recent weeks due to his lack of football at a revitalised Chelsea side under manager Antonio Conte.

Reports have been making the rounds that the defensive midfielder will surely leave the Blues during the January transfer window and strong indications imply that the Nigeria international may be forced out of London to get regular playing time and the money is tempting too.

The Sun claim that an offer as been made for the 29-year-old and he would receive a staggering £170,000 a week from Chinese club Shanghai SIPG for his services as opposed to the £70,000 per week he is receiving at Chelsea right now, even after spending 10 years at Stamford Bridge.

Mikel has no appearance to his name this season for the Premier League table toppers has Conte consistently continue to overlook him in his 3-4-3 formation.

SIPG are managed by former Chelsea coach Andre Villas-Boas, and the Portuguese have gone back to raid his former club striking a major deal for Oscar and now needs Mikel.


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