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Mikel rejects Turkey move, ready for new Chelsea deal

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Chelsea’s John Obi Mikel (right) celebrates with Gary Cahill after scoring against PSG in the UEFA Champions League…recently. PHOTO: AFP.

Chelsea’s John Obi Mikel (right) celebrates with Gary Cahill after scoring against PSG in the UEFA Champions League…recently. PHOTO: AFP.

Super Eagles’ Captain, John Obi Mikel, has put himself in the frame for a fresh Chelsea deal after snubbing a massive move to Turkey.

Galatasaray and Fenerbahce were keen on the midfielder, 29, with a reported £110,000-a-week on the table in January but he chose to stay at the Bridge.

Mikel fell out of favour with Jose Mourinho but has been a regular in the first team under Guus Hiddink.

Antonio Conte takes over in the summer and Mikel’s form has paved the way for him to be part of the Italian’s plans.

The Nigerian, who has been at Chelsea for 10 years and has a year left on his deal, has rediscovered his touch in recent weeks for the Blues.

The midfielder scored against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League quarter-final in February and a string of solid performances has seen him nail down a starting position in the team ahead of Nemanja Matic.

A number of former Premier League stars have made the switch to Turkey, with Fenerbahce poaching Robin van Persie, Nani and Mikel’s old team-mate, Raul Meireles.


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