Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has hinted that his skipper, John Mikel Obi is close to joining top French side Olympique Marseille, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Mikel, 29 who is in the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge, has not featured for Chelsea this season which is a cause for worry for the Nigeria coach..
Rohr told told Europe 1: "I saw him in London. He is in advanced discussions with Marseille."
Mikel will be a quality replacement for the injured Marseille midfielder Abou Diaby who has been ruled out till the end of the season.
Mikel who has also been linked with teams in France, Turkey, Italy and China is in his 11th season at Chelsea who are now nine points clear at the top of the English Premier League with 43 points from 17 matches.