John Mikel Obi’s time at Chelsea seems to be up. His manager, Jose Mourinho, has repeatedly said that he is interested in buying one more midfielder to add more spine to his team and the most obvious casualty is the 28-year-old Nigerian.
According to goal.com, Mourinho has already told Mikel that he will be sold as he targets another midfielder to challenge Namanja Matic.
The blues are said to be interested in Alex Witsel of Zenit st. Petersburg to replace the super eagles midfielder and Baba Rahman, who has impressed in Bundesliga in the past two seasons.
26 years old Witsel, is eager to leave Zenit for a new challenge after winning the Russian Premier League with the club and Andres Villas Boas.
The Belgian midfielder has previously stated that he would appreciate a move to Juventus, but the old lady signed Sami Khedira which means a move to Italy will not be happening.
Mourinho wants Chelsea to build on their league triumph and sees Witsel as a direct replacement for Mikel.
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Mourinho and Witsel are both represented by super agent, Jorge Mendes, which means a move for the big Belgian is feasible.
Witsel cost Zenit €40 million when he signed from Benfica in 2012.
Also, Chelsea are considering a swoop for Augsburg left-back, 20 year old Baba Rahman, who has been impressive in Germany.
Another report also indicates that Mourinho could be interested in signing Manchester United flop, Radamel Falcao after admitting that he would like to restore the striker to his former glory.
Earlier this week, Mikel's agent announced that the midfielder could be moving to a Dubai based club, Al Ain.
He said: “It is now left for Chelsea and the Dubai club Al Ain to agree on a transfer fee.”