Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi, has been offered an incredible $212,000-a-week (N66 million) deal by Chinese club, Shanghai SIPG.
The offer was reportedly made to the midfielder’s agent, after Nigeria’s 3-1 win over Algeria in a 2018 World Cup qualifier in Uyo, where he scored the second goal.
Mikel is yet to play a single minute of Premier League football under Antonio Conte and is now assessing his options ahead of the transfer window.
John Obi Mikel will look for a Chelsea exit in January if he continues to be ignored by Antonio Conte.
The Nigerian, Chelsea’s second longest-serving player behind John Terry, is yet to play a single minute under Antonio Conte and has hinted at a falling out with the new manager over his involvement at the Olympic Games.
“Yes, people will say ‘he went to the Olympics’ and ‘he didn’t have a pre-season with the team’ and a new manager came in and was probably upset I went to the Olympics and thinks I don’t care about the team.
“I don’t want to make excuses. In the end of the day, I have to keep training hard and trying to change the manager’s mind. If it doesn’t happen, it doesn’t happen.
“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 find the best solution.
“I could say a lot of things which could put me in trouble, but I would rather be quiet.”