By James Agberebi:
Some fans of Chelsea have asked for Super Eagles midfielder Mikel Obi to be sold following the sale of Oriol Romeu to Southampton on Wednesday.
According to talksport.com, the fans took to Twitter to express their displeasure over the sale of Romeu, positing that instead Mikel should have been the one to be shown the door.
One of the fans, @_flemzeey, praised Romeu while wondering how Mikel is still at the club. He wrote: "Mikel is still at Chelsea but Chelsea is selling Romeu….. Watch that boy become a big name in EPL in 2 years time #CFC."
Another fan, @CFC__Talk, added: "Good move for Romeu hopefully can get his form back, personally I prefer him over Ramires and Mikel but I'm not manager #CFC."
A rather disappointed @jescfc was blunt, writing: "Rather have kept Oriol Romeu and sold Mikel instead. Astute purchase by #SaintsFC. Nevertheless, reported £7m is decent business for #CFC."
Unhappy @HarryHail moaned: "The saints get a great talent in Romeu and we are stuck with Mikel for another season #CFC #saintsfc."
Romeu joined Chelsea from Bracelona in 2011 but injuries and loan spells restricted his appearances for the Blues to just 33.
He was on the bench for Chelsea's 2012 Champions League final win, but spent the last two seasons on loan at Valencia and then Stuttgart.
Mikel has been at Chelsea since joining as a teenager in 2006.