Nigeria internationals join Chelsea pre-season squad with future in doubt

John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses will have a chance to prove that they are worth a chance in Chelsea next season

Nigeria internationals John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses have joined up with Chelsea pre-season squad despite their futures being in doubt.

Jose Mourinho and his men arrived Canada on Wednesday, July 15 as they are set to camp in Montreal for their pre-season training.

The team will be taking part in three International Champions Cup fixtures against New York Red Bulls, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona while in North America.

Mikel and Moses join up with the likes of Eden Hazard, Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa despite being linked with a move away from the club.

Midfielder Mikel was reported to have agreed a deal with Al Ain and later had talks with Turkey giants Fenerbahce, but Mourinho however is reluctant to let him go as he is still in his plans.

Mikel who has seen first team chances hard to come by wants a move to a club where he will be playing regularly.

Victor Moses also has been reported to be leaving the club after spending two seasons on loan at Liverpool and Stoke City.

It was thought that the former Wigan forward will be included in the deal which brought Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begović to Chelsea.

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has given up hope of signing the forward on a permanent deal hinting that Moses will be involved with the English Premier League champions next season.

During the tour, Chelsea will travel to New Jersey to face the New York Red Bulls on Wednesday, July 22 before a clash against PSG in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday, July 25.

They will head to Washington D.C. to take on European champions Barcelona on Tuesday, July 28.


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