Super Eagles midfielder, John Obi Mikel has reiterated that his loyalty lies with Chelsea, amid reports linking him with a move to Juventus this coming summer.
According to information from the British press, the Nigerian midfielder is being mooted as a possible makeweight in the deal to bring Juventus’s France international Paul Pogba to Stamford Bridge in the next transfer window.
Taking a look at current events, a representative of Mikel admitted that Juventus were known to be long – term admirers of the Nigeria national teamer.
However, the player is not looking to jump ship until he’s shown the exit door by manager Jose Mourinho.
‘’Juventus have always maintained an interest in Mikel, the recent reports are ‘paper talk’,’’ Mikel’s representative told SL10.ng.
‘’I have said this before. He still has a contract with Chelsea, and he is not interested in leaving the club now..‘’At the end of this season, he will weigh up his options. He is happy being a Chelsea player’’
Meanwhile, Mourinho says it would take a “phenomenal” offer to sell Germany World Cup winner Andre Schurrle in the January transfer window.
“We don’t want to be involved in the transfer window,” Mourinho said.
“If we have to be it’s because somebody pushed us, with some offer for our player. But Chelsea moving and looking for a change? No.
“Sometimes we have needs, like we had in the past transfer windows where we sold some players.
“The reality is normally nothing should happen in the next two weeks and we should go to February with the same squad.”