By Izuchukwu Okosi:
Super Eagles midfielder John Obi Mikel is once again linked with a move away from the Premiership leaders with latest reports saying he will be used as lightweight to sign Paul Pogba.
According to the Daily Express, Chelsea will bid 40 million pounds for the Juventus 21 year old midfield maestro and will balance the books by allowing players go in part exchange.
Players tipped to be used as sweetener for the Pogba bid by Chelsea include Brazilian midfielder Ramirez, Germany forward Andre Schurrle with Mikel Obi listed as first option.
This is not the first time Mikel has been linked with a move away from Stamford bridge but this time around any deal to take him away has to wait till the summer.
Mikel who is one of Chelsea longest serving players presently in the team fell down the pecking order at Chelsea following the signing of Nemanja Matic a year ago.
This season his route back into the team has been blocked by the near perfect partnership of Matic and summer signing Cesc Fabregas in the middle for the Blues.
Galatassary, Schalke 04, AC Milan are teams who have been linked to the one-time Plateau United protege in the past as his 8 year stay at Chelsea appears to be coming to an end though he is still contracted to the team until the summer of 2017.