There seem to be dark
cloud over Super Eagles midfielder John Obi Mikel’s future at Chelsea following
the return of Michael Essien to the Stamford Bridge club.
Essien was loaned to Real Madrid and has made a return with
returnee manager Jose Mourinho.
Mikel’s future is said to be in doubt as the agent who
brokered the deal that took him to the London-based side from Lyn Oslo of
Norway, John Ola Shittu is keeping sealed lips over reports of a possible move
to Galatasaray of Turkey.
There were reports about interest in Mikel by Gala over the
weekend, amidst additional news that his compatriot, Victor Moses could also be
heading to rejoin his former coach, Roberto Martinez at Everton, Shittu has
refrained from making any categorical statement on the development.
While baring his thoughts on the development, Shittu refused
to confirm or dismiss the report, but admitted that Galatasaray would have to
table a massive offer if they are to lure Mikel from Chelsea.
-'Mourinho's first order of business when he returned was to
speak to some of the players, and Mikel was one of the few he spoke to. But
everything depends on the club, says Shittu to kickoffnigeria.com.
-He wouldn't have been one of the few Mourinho spoke to if
he wasn't in his plans. But this is football, and it is possible that if the
club receive an offer they cannot refuse, they might consider it.
unfolding drama round Mikel and Moses come at a time when latest information
from Stamford Bridge indicate that the duo’s compatriot, Michael Emenalo was
almost quitting his post as technical director of the club.