Chelsea not aware of clubs interested in Mikel - Conte

The future still looks uncertain for Super Eagles team captain, John Obi Mikel, if a declaration yesterday by Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte that there is no news to report concerning his transfer this January are anything to go by.

Mikel has been frozen out of the Chelsea team as he has yet to make a competitive appearance for the side this season.

The Super Eagles midfielder has been linked with a January move away from the club with Olympique Marseille, Valencia and a club in the Chinese Super League mentioned among his suitors.

But Conte stated in his press conference that he had no concrete news about a possible transfer for Mikel.

“For now, we haven’t got any news about Mikel,” Conte said when he was asked if Mikel will leave the club this month.

The 29-year-old joined Chelsea in 2006 in a protracted transfer, having initially signed a deal with Manchester United.

The Blues ended up paying United £12 million for the midfielder, plus £4 million to Norwegian side Lyn Oslo.