John Obi Mikel has confirmed that will stay at Chelsea and see out the remaining two years left in his contract
Nigerian footballer John Obi Mikel has confirmed that he will remain at Chelsea until the expiration of this contract.
Mikel was linked with a move away from Chelsea after nine years at the club as he was offered lucrative deals by United Arab Emirates side Al Ain and Fenerbahce.
The midfielder who is currently with Jose Mourinho's men in their pe-season tour of The United States has confirmed that he won't be leaving this summer.
Mikel who played for Chelsea in their pre-season defeat to New York Red Bulls says the manager wants him to remain at the club.
"I have two years left on my contract here and want to see them out," Mikel is quoted to say by the London Evening Standard.
"I am happy here and we will see what happens. I do want to stay, the manager wants me to stay so I don't have any issues.
"The manager has told me he wants me to stay. He said that and I'm pretty happy to stay.
"This is going to be my tenth season at the club, next year it will be my 11th. I have been here so long due to the contracts I have signed and I like to be somewhere where I have developed friendships.
"This is like my family now. Every time I come to work it's like coming into see my family.
"I know the whole place, the staff, it is going to be a hard place to leave when my contract runs out and then we will see what happens."
Mikel is expected to return to the Super Eagles team after a long absence.
According to sources, Sunday Oliseh is set to recall the midfielder for the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifiers in September.
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