Mikel Obi could end his nine-year association with Chelsea in the summer, with the defensive midfielder confirming that Real Madrid are testing the waters regarding a move for him when the transfer window reopens.
The Nigeria international has announced that he will make a decision whether or not to severe ties with Chelsea at the end of this season.
With only four Premier League starts under his belt this season, everything indicates that manager Jose Mourinho will sanction his departure from Stamford Bridge if an interested club meets Chelsea’s asking price.
“It’s true Real Madrid want Mikel, but he hasn’t said yes or no to them,” an intermediary that handles the affairs of Mikel confided to SL10..
“After the season, he’ll consider all his options and decide which is best for him.”
It is thought that Sami Khedira’s departure from the Santiago Bernabéu at the end of this season is a foregone conclusion, and Los Blancos chiefs have targeted Mikel as his replacement.
Mikel would follow in the footsteps of Spurs’ Emmanuel Adebayor as the players of Nigerian descent to represent Los Galacticos if the transfer materializes.