According to reports, Mikel Obi has agreed to join Turkish champions Galatasaray, this summer.
Bulent Tulun, who is Gala’s sporting director, confirmed that the Nigerian midfielder, has agreed in principle to move to the club.
Foremost analyst and FIFA instructor, Colin Udoh, who spoke to Obi and his agent, John Shittu, also tweeted: “My take from that Mikel convo is that if Chelsea and Gala agree, he will not be averse to a move if the money is right”
Obi is expected to replace Brazilian midfielder Felipe Melo, who is expected to leave the club.
It is left to be seen, if Jose Mourinho – who converted Obi to a deep-lying midfielder in his first tenure – sees him as a vital component to his team, or will allow him leave Stamford Bridge.