Super Eagles midfielder Mike Obi is in line for a new deal at Chelsea following his resurgence under caretaker manager Guus Hiddink, the Mirror claims.
Mikel, whose current contract expires in 15 months, is now playing regularly under Hiddink after being overlooked by Jose Mourinho.
The Nigeria star joined Chelsea 10 years ago and has shown remarkable staying power, outlasting several coaches and players in central midfield.
Mikel has been in such great form lately that Chelsea powerbrokers are now giving real thought to the offer of a contract extension.
The midfielder bagged a rare but potentially vital away goal in the 2-1 defeat by Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday in the first leg of the two sides’ Champions League last-16 clash.