Obi may finally call time on his stay at the club which
he joined in 2005 after finding game time hard to come
by under new coach, Antonio Conte.
Mikel told Goal.com: ‘When you have a year left, in
January you are allowed to talk to other clubs and sign
a pre-contract or have an agreement so, yes, I will
talk to other clubs because you never know what is
going to happen.
‘If it is going to be the Premier League there will be
options. If it is China or some other places, we will
see. One thing is for sure, I will make the best
The midfielder who is the second longest-serving
member of the Chelsea squad after John Terry said:
‘I’ve been here for a long, long time. I’ve spent
11 years of my life in this football club, it is my
Mikel faces stiff competition for places in his central
midfield role with Kante, Cesc Fabregas, Nemanja
Matic and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.