John Obi Mikel’s agent issues response to Manchester United transfer links

John Obi Mikel’s agent has remained coy over the Chelsea midfielder’s surprise link with Manchester United.


Reports have claimed that the 29-year-old is wanted by Jose Mourinho in the January window and could make the move to Old Trafford for just £2 million.

The Nigeria international’s contract with Chelsea expires at the end of the season and although he is yet to appear for Antonio Conte’s side this term, his agent, John Shittu, insists a new deal could still be a possibility.

‘The manager, club and player have been talking. So I am not in a position to tell about what they have been speaking about, in the next few weeks things should be clearer,’ Shittu told Goal.

‘We have been having meeting with a few parties who are interested in him, once we are able to agree the way forward with Chelsea, then we will take it from there.

‘There are a few clubs in Europe and Asia, they are numerous and are interested in him because he is a quality player, aged only 29, and we just have to speak, so we will see. A lot of interest is there.

‘There is no decision made yet and it is still 50-50 whether he will sign or leave. A lot can happen in the next months, never say never in football.

‘Is there going to be a January opportunity? Our number one priority is to make the best decision on his future and that’s what we are trying to do.

‘His future is very bright, so we are having meetings, here and there, and we have to work towards the January window. We have meetings with different clubs and we are very clear about the situation. We are just waiting for the window to open and we will go the best way forward for Obi Mikel.’


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