Super Eagles star 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 Anglo – 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.”
AC Milan were linked with a swoop for the 27 – year – old this month, and he turned down the opportunity of joining Schalke 04 in the January transfer window.
Obi Mikel comes off contract with Chelsea at the end of the 2016 – 2017 season.