John Mikel Obi’s agent, John Shittu, has said it is ’50-50′, on whether the player will leave Chelsea in the January transfer window.
The Super Eagles captain’s future is a subject of speculation, especially with six months left on his current deal and he was linked with a reunion with Jose Mourinho at Manchester United this week.
Mikel Obi has not made a match-day squad for Chelsea, since Antonio Conte took over in the summer, as he has been frozen out for reportedly choosing to represent Nigeria at this year’s Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil.
Shittu says his client and Conte have discussed his future, but refused to reveal more.
Obi Mikel and Antonio have been speaking,” Shittu told Goal.
“The manager, club and player have been talking. So I am not in a position to tell about what they have been speaking about, in the next few weeks things should be clearer.
“We have been having meeting with a few parties who are interested in him, once we are able to agree the way forward with Chelsea, then we will take it from there.
“There are a few clubs in Europe and Asia, they are numerous and are interested in him because he is a quality player, aged only 29, and we just have to speak, so we will see. A lot of interest is there.
“There is no decision made yet and it is still 50/50 whether he will sign or leave. A lot can happen in the next months, never say never in football.”