- John Obi Mikel may return to England when the new season resumes
- The former Chelsea star is reportedly on the radar of Sky Bet championship side Stoke City
- Club manager Michael O’Neil is reportedly desperately in search of a ball-holding midfielder
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John Obi Mikel could be joining Stoke City as latest reports have it that the former Chelsea star has appeared on the rader of the Potters.
Reports have it that Stoke boss Michael O'Neil is desperately in search of a ball-holding midfielder to help bolster the team's midfield when the new season restarts.
Brila.net citing StokeonTrentlive reported that Stoke boss Michael O'Neill has been told to bring in Mikel who has also been linked with Brazilian side Botafogo.
Mikel would bring vast experience, having made more than 350 appearances for Chelsea.
During his time at Stamford Bridge, he won the Champions League, Europa League, the Premier League twice, the FA Cup three times and the League Cup once.
Following a spell in China, he returned to England to sign for Middlesbrough on a short-term deal in 2019, before making the move to Turkey.
Stoke were previously linked with Mikel back in 2015, when they were still in the top flight.
Meanwhile, Super Eagles star Kelechi Iheanacho may be leaving Premier League side Leicester City this summer after being linked with a move to join Turkish side Fenerbahce.
Fenerbahce are said to be interested in the signing of the Nigerian star so as for them to bolster their quad ahead of their campaign for next season.
According to the report on Complete Sports, Fenerbahce are keen to sign Kelechi Iheanacho on a two-year loan deal from Leicester City.
The Turkish club want the 23-year-old Nigerian to replace Vedat Muriqi and are set to offer the Foxes €12m to secure his services this summer.
However, Legit.ng earlier reported that Victor Osimhen will be among the top highest earning stars in Napoli after his record-breaking move to the Serie A club.
The Nigerian international completed a mouth-watering €70million move from Ligue 1 side Lille in the summer, an African and club record.
And the Gli Azzurri recently released their pay role for each player annually which totaled up to €61m.
The 21-year-old striker is just behind the two highest earners in the club defender Kalidou Koulibaly whose yearly earnings will go for €6million.
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