Stamford Bridge pair subject of big money offers from Turkish and German giants.
With Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho keen on conducting a major Stamford Bridge squad shake-up it would appear very likely that one or two, or more, of the Blues first team could be on their way out and offers for players he feels he can afford to lose could well be gladly accepted, the funds then being used as a handy transfer fund injection.
The Daily Mail claim that Turkish giants Galatasaray are ready to offer £16m for Nigerian international John Obi Mikel, a deal that would reunite the midfielder with former team-mate Didier Drogba.
Though it was Mourinho who signed Mikel in 2006 this source believes that the returning Chelsea boss will consider offers for the tough tackler, perhaps with a view to replacing the former Lyn Oslo man with either Micheal Essien, who spent last season on loan at Real Madrid, or an entirely new signing.
Mikel appears to believe an exit from the West London club is a possibility, stating recently:
‘I have a four-year contract with Chelsea, but you know, in football you can never guess, one day you are here, the next day you might leave.’
Another player who has been linked with a Stamford Bridge exit, perhaps surprisingly so, is Brazilian David Luiz. The Daily Mirror believe that Bayern Munich are ready to offer as much as £35m for the defender.
Though Luiz has been guilty of the occasional basic error and does occasionally find himself out of position the 26 year old has nonetheless impressed since his move to Chelsea, helping the club to Champions and Europa League triumphs.
Luiz was also in great form as he helped Brazil to a Confederations Cup triumph earlier this month.
Mourinho is said to be looking at other potential defensive additions and as such could be tempted by a £35m offer from Bundesliga side Bayern Munich.