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John Mikel Obi Outcast Chelsea midfielder still keen to impress Conte

Mikel Obi has not featured for Chelsea this season under Conte and has been told he can leave the club.

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Bayan shekara goma, Mikel Obi ya shirya ya bar Ƙungiyar Ƙwallon Ƙafa na Chelsea. play Mikel Obi still wants to impress Antonio Conte (Getty Images)

Despite being heavily linked with a move to Ligue 1 club Marseille, Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi is still keen on impressing coach Antonio Conte.

Mikel Obi has not featured for Chelsea this season under Conte and has been told he can leave the club.

John Mikel Obi and Pedro play Mikel Obi has not made an appearance for Chelsea this season (Chelsea FC)


There have been reports that Conte has been leaving the midfielder out of the team to punish him for playing in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games for Nigeria.

Mikel, however, does not want to give any excuses neither is he regretting playing at Rio 2016.

 “I am not that kind of person who wants to find excuses, nor I’m trying to escape responsibilities,” the midfielder told Italian football news site Calciomercato.

I still want to train hard and convince Conte to change his mind, if that doesn’t happen let’s see what is going to happen in January.

“People may think that Conte is angry at me because I did not take part in Chelsea’s pre-season training camp, but I wouldn’t swap my bronze Olympic medal with a starter spot in Chelsea’s XI.

“I do not regret to have played the Olympic Games with my national team. I wouldn’t swap that medal with a regular spot at Chelsea.”

John Mikel Obi play John Mikel Obi says he won't swap his bronze medal for a regular spot at Chelsea (Getty Images )

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Marseille is reportedly ready to break the bank to sign Mikel Obi in the January transfer window.

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