Are you ready for John Obi Mikel mk II? Manchester United and Chelsea are. The shameless tug of war the two clubs performed over the Nigerian youngster could be repeated as J.O.M.’s compatriot Chinedu Ogbuke is also set to leave Norwegian club Lyn Oslo.
Word from Ogbuke’s agent is that “the same clubs that wanted Mikel” are sniffing around the striker, which means another undignified scrap between Fergie and Mourinho, though Tottenham, Celtic, Arsenal, Liverpool, Lokomotiv Moscow and Barcelona could also be interested.
Three things spring to mind:
1) If Arsene Wenger is interested, then this kid must be good.
2) Don’t fancy Lokomotiv Moscow’s chances much.
3) Lyn Oslo aren’t very good at holding on to players.