- Former Chelsea star John Obi Mikel is wanted by Crystal Palace this month
- The 31-year-old was said to have terminated his contract with Tianjin Teda after two years at the club
- Mikel was part of the Blues golden generation that won UEFA Champions League title in 2012
Struggling Premier League side Crystal Palace have reportedly shown interest in signing Nigerian midfielder John Mikel Obi until the end of the season according to Independent quoting Itsroundanditswhite.
The Super Eagles captain ran out of contract with the Chinese Super League side this month after the Tianjin Tigers failed to extend his stay at the club.
Mikel scored three goals in 31 appearances for the Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium outfit during his two year reign at the club.
And he has emerged as top transfer target for the former Chelsea and Lyn Oslo midfielder during the winter transfer window.
Roy Hodgson's side are hoping they can leverage on the midfielder's experience in the Premier League to improve their performances this season.
The Selhurst Park outfit are currently 14th on the table with 22 points after 23 round of EPL matches - just three points above 18th place Cardiff City.
Mikel scored just one Premier League goal in 249 matches during his ten year stay at Stamford Bridge but his experience in the middle of the park might help them avoid the drop at the end of the season.
Legit.ng earlier reported that John Obi Mikel has terminated his contract with Chinese topflight side Tianjin Teda two years after joining the club.
The former Chelsea star was reported to have reached an agreement with the Chinese club for him to leave after helping them to retain their status in the first division.
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Tianjin Teda are currently in Spain for pre-season training, and Mikel Obi who is not part of the team that traveled confirmed that he is no longer a player of the team.
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