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John Obi Mikel admits he’s ready to leave Chelsea in January

John Obi Mikel has revealed he’s ready to quit Chelsea in January, if he’s unable to force his way into Antonio Conte’s plans.


The Nigerian is the second-longest serving player at the club behind John Terry after joining for £16million in 2006.

Mikel, 29, has won two Premier League titles, four FA Cups, the Champions League and the Europa League during his 10-year stint at Stamford Bridge but he is yet to feature this season.

He’s fallen out of favour under new Chelsea boss Antonio Conte and Mikel revealed he may have to leave the club in January.

‘I will keep doing my best and ready for when called upon. We will see what happens in January,’ Mikel told BBC.

‘I have never been a guy who makes excuses in life, I never shy away from my responsibilities.

‘I have to keep training hard and make sure I change the manager’s mind. I have been professional, I train and work every day with the team and I hope one day I will get to play.

‘I have written my name in the history of this football club and I have won loads of trophies. I have played close to 400 games and have no single regret.

‘I still want to win more and help the team. Players move on in life but I am relaxed about January. I will speak to the club to find the best solution.’

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