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Super Eagles skipper John Mikel Obi

Agency report

Nigeria captain John Mikel Obi may sign for French Ligue 1 side Olympic Marseille in January transfer window, according to Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr.

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“I saw him in London. He is in advanced discussions with Marseille,”  Rohr told Europe 1.

The Chelsea midfielder has not played a game for the side this season. His chances are further slim as Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is not willing to rotate his squad.

The Super Eagles boss said Mikel sees Marseille as a ‘serious option’ and will be ‘allowed to leave for free’.

Rohr said in November that he believed Mikel’s lack of playing time was a punishment for his participation at the Rio Olympics. But the player himself claimed he got Conte’s nod before going to Rio.

Brazilian midfielder Oscar has also lost his place in the team which has won 11 games consecutively. He’s rumoured to be heading to China.