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Agent keeps mum on Mikel’s links to Real Madrid

Posted: Apr 28, 2015 at 5:08 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

John Obi Mikel’s agent has reacted to speculations linking the Chelsea midfielder with a transfer to European champions Real Madrid in the summer transfer market.

Rumours at home and abroad claim the Nigeria international could be heading to the Santiago Bernabéu as replacement for Sami Khedira, who is set to bring down the curtain on his career with Los Blancos in the next two months.

John Obi Mikel

John Obi Mikel

When asked to confirm the story, John Shittu refused to deny or confirm the reports, saying that his client still has a valid contract with Chelsea.

‘’I can’t talk about anything regarding the reports linking him (Mikel ) with Real Madrid because he is still a Chelsea player,’’ John Shittu said briefly to had exclusively reported that Obi Mikel had drawn interest from Schalke 04 few months before the opening of the winter transfer market, only for the deal to collapse after coach Jose Mourinho gave him more game time.

It can also be revealed by this website that ex Sweden icon Martin Dahlin offered the Super Eagles star to Monaco in 2013 but the transfer did not materialise.

John Obi Mikel is tied to the English Premier League champions-in-waiting until the summer of 2017.