Agent issues fresh statement on Mikel John Obi future

Mikel agrees to join CSL club

Chelsea midfielder Mikel John Obi has not agreed on a pre-contract agreement to join Valencia, agent John Shittu has claimed. The Nigerian international has not kicked the ball for the Blues this season.

OwnGoalNigeria recently suggested that the 29-year-old could be on his way to Spain after he finalized a four-year contract to join Los Che in the summer.

However, agent Shittu has now dismissed the speculation by insisting that his client hasn’t inked a Los Che contract, and the source is incorrect.

“It is not true that Mikel is joining Valencia on a four-year deal,” he told website AllNigeriaSoccer. “The information is not correct.”

Mikel has failed to make a single competitive appearance for the Blues this term, and his future is more or less away from Stamford Bridge with his contract due to expire in the summer.

Despite his agent rebuffing the gossip, Valencia still remain the key contenders for Mikel with Marseille, AC Milan and a whole host of Chinese clubs also in the running.