Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel has reportedly joined Chinese Super League side Tianjin Teda from Chelsea, Reuters reports.
But the Premier League side have yet to confirm the deal. career
The Nigerian international was reported to have had a medical in the port city some 130 kilometres from Beijing on Thursday.
It was also reported by Reuters news agency that the Asian Football Confederation confirmed the deal on Friday.
The 29-year-old, who spent more than a decade at Stamford Bridge, was given a free transfer by the London.
It is reported that Mikel will earn 140,000 pounds (173,432 dollars) a week in China, according to local media.
The rush to China
Serbia midfielder Nemanja Gudelj moved to Tianjin from Dutch club Ajax on Thursday. And Mikel is reported to have joined former Chelsea teammate Oscar and Carlos Tevez in moving to China over the last week.