Friday, 25 July 2014
Chelsea Not Looking To Sell Mikel, He Was Resting - Agent
John Mikel Obi will join up with Chelsea FC’s players next week Monday and is not expecting to leave soon, his agent has confirmed to KickOff.
His agent told reporters that Mikel and Victor Moses had been given an extended break due to participation at the FIFA World Cup.
He said: "Mikel has been on break resting. But he is going to Austria on Monday to meet up with the rest of the team.
"I don’t know where people got the information that he was left out of the squad. He played at the World Cup, and he got a break from the club.
"It’s the same thing with some of the other players who got to the same stage. For now, he is not going anywhere. He will fight for his place. But this is football, and anything can happen at any time."
Mikel had been rumoured to be wanted out by coach Jose Mourinho due to his awful performance at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Mikel is what we call a Mourinho player. Mourinho had signed him during his first spell in Chelsea as an Attacking Midfielder, but moulded the young player then into a defensive-minded player.
Mikel has amassed over 200 appearances for the blues and winning all the major trophies in England and Europe with the blues.