Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi is reportedly considering rejecting a huge deal to join Chinese side Shanghai SIPG because he wants to remain in Europe.
Mikel currently earns £70,000 weekly at Chelsea and he has been offered £170,000 to move to China.
According to a report by Standard Sport, Mikel would prefer to remain in Europe and play in a competitive league rather than play in a weaker league and earn more.
Mikel is currently considering playing for French side Marseille but he will have to take a pay-cut to join Marseille.
Mikel’s other reason for staying in Europe is due to his family. He has twin girls with his partner and he believes staying in Europe will be ideal for his family.