Chelsea offer Mikel to Southampton


Mikel-Obi-300x350 Chelsea are ready to offer midfielder John Obi Mikel to Southampton in order to sign the £25 million-rated  Morgan  Schneiderlin, who is also wanted by Arsenal.

Arsenal currently lead the race to sign the France international, with Arsene Wenger confident the 25-year-old  wants a  move to north London this summer.

But Chelsea’s potential offer could prove more tempting for Southampton manager Ronald Koeman, who may  feel the    experienced Mikel could be the ideal replacement for Schneiderlin.

The 27-year-old has been with Chelsea since 2006 and has made 329 appearances for the Blues, scoring five  goals in  the  process.

But the Nigeria international’s game-time at Stamford Bridge has been limited this season due to the options  Jose  Mourinho has at his disposal.

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