THE ITALIAN GIANT AC MILAN ARE MAKING MOVE TO GET SUPER EAGLES CAPTAIN JOHN MIKEL OBI’S SIGNATURE JANUARY AS CHELSEA MAY NOT EXTEND HIS CONTRACT WHEN IT ENDS NEXT SUMMER.
Mikel joined the West London side in 2006 and has not been a part of Chelsea squad since returning from Olympics games in Rio winning the bronze medal for Nigeria.
Conte who preferred Nigeria forward Victor Moses over the Brazilian forward Willians, wins 5-0 over Everton on Saturday has no plan for the Eagles skipper since his arrival at Stamford Bridge.
Milan Coach Vincenzo Montella believes Mikel will play a vital role in his efforts to boost his midfield with experience player.
The Rossoneri will face competition from Marseille, who have also made noises about taking him to the Stade Velodrome.
There could also be offers from the MLS and Middle-East for the Nigerian who still has a lot to offer.
According to the London Evening Standard, a January exit from Stamford Bridge is likely for Mikel who captained Nigeria to win bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil.
Meanwhile, John Mikel Obi will be leading Nigeria team to face Algeria in the November 12 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Uyo.