By Adeboye Amosu:
English Premier League champions, Chelsea Football Club, prevented their Nigerian midfielder, John Obi Mikel from linking up with Turkish side this summer Completesportsnigeria.com can report.
Mikel has struggled to pin down a regular shirt in the Blues starting line-up in recent seasons and has been repeatedly linked with a move away from the club.
According to Turkish newspaper Radyospor, the 2013 African Cup of Nations winner was prepared to make the switch to Besiktas but the move was blocked after Chelsea failed to agree a deal for French midfielder Paul Pogba.
Mikel was also linked with a move to the middle east and another Turkish side, Fenerbache earlier in the summer.
He has played in just one of Chelsea’s four Premier League games this season.