Nigerian has been in the capital since 2006.
Experienced Chelsea holding midfielder John Obi Mikel is set to quit the west London club at the end of the season, according to exclusive reports on Football Direct News.
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The Nigeria international has been at Stamford Bridge now for the past eight years, with Mikel first arriving at the Blues from Norwegian outfit Lyn Oslo in the summer of 2006 following a highly controversial and protracted transfer saga that also involved rivals Manchester United.
However, with the 26-year-old having found himself largely warming the substitutes’ bench in west London for most of this campaign under returning Chelsea head coach Jose Mourinho, Mikel is now expected to finally end his career with the Uefa Europa League holders come the end of the season.
And it is understood that Serie A giants Inter Milan are now the player’s most likely next port of call as the Italian outfit look to massively reshape their first-team squad at San Siro for next season.
Mikel, who has a contract with the Blues that currently runs until June 30 2017, has featured in 31 matches in total in all competitions so far in this campaign, although many of those have come from the bench.
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