REPORT: CHELSEA IN TALKS TO SIGN THE NEXT MIKEL OBI

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Chelsea great John Obi Mikel wore the Blue jersey for over a decade. He joined the club as a teenager back in January 2016, departing the club just two months ago, in the January transfer window.

According to reports, Chelsea are in talks with Kelechi Onyewuenyi – the man labelled to be the next Mikel Obi.

 

Photo: All Nigeria Soccer

According to All Nigeria Soccer, Blues technical director Michael Emenalo has held preliminary discussions with Onyewuenyi’s intermediary.

The Texas-born midfielder, who currently plays for Houston Dynamo’s Under-18s, is also reportedly attracting interest from other Premier League clubs and Norwegian outfit Rosenborg.

The central midfielder, who will celebrate his 18th birthday on March 15, has been likened to Mikel due to his excellent range of passing, strength and technically abilities.

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