Jon Obi Mikel has been at Chelsea for over ten years, and if you’d listened to a lot of the jokes about him in that time you would think he’s totally useless.
Instead, with his contract running out this summer, the Nigerian international is swamped with offers from around the world.
The most lucrative comes from China, but there are plenty of clubs playing at a high competitive level who want Mikel too.
According to ESPN, Valencia have now joined Inter Milan and Marseille on the long waiting list for a chance to persuade the 29 to choose them.
Mikel’s advisor insists that he won’t make his decision based on money, which gives some hope to these teams hoping to beat off Chinese interest.
He also insists that the former Lyn Oslo man will be considering his family, who are settled in Europe, when deciding whether to travel around the world to play in the Chinese Super League.