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Tue Nov 14
Soccernet - Tue Nov 14 1:15 PM
Nigeria's manager Gernot Rohr and John Obi Mikel are excited by the prospect of facing Argentina in a friendly with or without Lionel Messi.
Thu Nov 9
Caught Offside - Thu Nov 9 8:02 PM
Manchester United and Sir Alex Ferguson’s offer for this midfielder was unexpectedly rejected and Ferguson’s response was brutal. John Obi Mikel snubbed Manchester United for Chelsea in 2006 after dramatic u-turn. The former Chelsea star was told he would regret his decision by United’s boss. REA...
Mirror - Thu Nov 9 10:15 AM
The Nigerian was photographed in a Red Devils shirt at his press conference unveiling, but never went on to play for the club
Sky Sports - Thu Nov 9 8:11 AM
John Obi Mikel has revealed an anonymous agent representing an unnamed club tried to steal a march on his rivals by persuading him to sign with a briefcase full of cash.
Daily Express - Thu Nov 9 7:00 AM
JOHN OBI MIKEL has told of how Chelsea chairman Roman Abramovich conducted a “military operation” to get him to sign for the Blues.
Daily Express - Thu Nov 9 5:00 AM
CHELSEA stalwart John Obi Mikel has revealed why he rejected Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United to join the Blues.
Daily Mail - Thu Nov 9 12:38 AM
John Obi Mikel has opened up on the sensational transfer wrangle between Manchester United and Chelsea which saw him sign deals with both clubs as a youngster.
Wed Nov 8
The Sun - Wed Nov 8 11:05 PM
JOHN OBI MIKEL revealed that hard nut Roy Keane was his own personal bodyguard when he was just a schoolboy. The Nigerian midfielder was involved in one of the biggest transfer tussles in football history when he sensationally rejected Manchester United for Premier League rivals Chelsea. But when...
The Sun - Wed Nov 8 10:49 PM
JOHN OBI MIKEL stared at the briefcase bulging with $70, 000 (£53, 000) in cash. The agent then made his offer: “Sign here and this money is yours.” Mikel was just 15 years old and this was the start of the craziest transfer battle the game has ever known. It resulted in Sir Alex Ferguson and Jos...
The Sun - Wed Nov 8 10:30 PM
JOHN OBI MIKEL turned down $70, 000 (£53, 000) in a suitcase when he was just 15-years-old. The schoolboy was involved in one of the craziest transfer tussles in history when he was in the middle of a tug-of-war between Manchester United and Chelsea. Scouts from Arsenal, Real Madrid and Barcelona...
Sun Sep 3
Soccernet - Sun Sep 3 3:10 PM
Which of the continent's stars impressed KweséESPN during an engrossing weekend of African qualifiers? John Obi Mikel, Nigeria: There have been doubts about Mikel's role with the Super Eagles following his move to Tianjin TEDA, with coach Gernot Rohr hinting that he may not consider players in th...
Sat Sep 2
Soccernet - Sat Sep 2 12:00 PM
In the aftermath of Nigeria's comprehensive rout of African champions Cameroon in World Cup qualifying on Friday, captain John Mikel Obi has vowed that the Super Eagles can beat any team in Africa if they play to their potential. Mikel, along with four other experienced heads, returned to the tea...
Goal.com - Sat Sep 2 5:43 AM
The Blues youngster is now on loan in the Championship but he has recently switched national team allegiances because of the Super Eagles captain
Wed Aug 30
Soccernet - Wed Aug 30 1:44 PM
Nigeria's Gernot Rohr is confident John Obi Mikel will lead the team to victory in their World Cup Qualifier vs. Cameroon.
Wed Aug 16
Daily Express - Wed Aug 16 7:01 AM
ANTONIO CONTE’s treatment towards Diego Costa is “mild” compared to how John Obi Mikel was ostracised at Chelsea, according to Emmanuel Sarki.
Tue Aug 15
Mirror - Tue Aug 15 11:23 PM
Emmanuel Sarki claims Mikel was ostracised when he decided to go to the Olympics last year
Soccernet - Tue Aug 15 8:32 AM
Nigeria captain John Mikel Obi returned to the pitch on Monday after a four-month injury lay-off, starting for Tianjin TEDA in the Chinese Super League. The 30-year-old played all 90 minutes, but his presence was not enough as Tianjin suffered a 2-0 loss at home to Hebei CFFC. The Super Eagles ca...
Sun Jun 11
Soccernet - Sun Jun 11 7:09 PM
John Obi Mikel Nigeria opened their 2019 African Nations Cup qualifying in disastrous fashion on Saturday night when they lost at home. What's worse is that they suffered the defeat to South Africa, a team they had never lost to in half-a-century of competitive football between the two countries....
Soccernet - Sun Jun 11 7:02 PM
John Obi Mikel Nigeria opened their 2019 African Nations Cup qualifying in disastrous fashion on Saturday night when they lost at home. What's worse is that they suffered the defeat to South Africa, a team they had never lost to in half a century of competitive football between the two countries....
Tue Jun 6
Daily Mail - Tue Jun 6 11:05 PM
RIATH AL-SAMARRAI takes a look back at 10 deals where a player joined a club, held the shirt, declared his new-found love and left within a matter of weeks.
Mon Apr 24
Daily Express - Mon Apr 24 1:15 PM
ANTONIO CONTE has revealed Chelsea will go through a "transition" to replace Branislav Ivanovic, John Obi Mikel and John Terry.
Wed Apr 19
Mirror - Wed Apr 19 9:39 AM
As he calls time on his Chelsea career, Terry isn't ready to hang his boots up and could join John Obi Mikel in the CSL
Wed Mar 8
Daily Star - Wed Mar 8 4:39 PM
CHELSEA are in talks to sign MLS whizz kid Kelechi Onyewuenyi.
Tue Feb 7
Mirror - Tue Feb 7 5:04 PM
The Nigerian is ready to make his Chinese Super League bow after spending 10 years with the Blues
Mirror - Tue Feb 7 2:11 PM
The former Newcastle midfielder follows the likes of Oscar, Ramires and John Obi Mikel, and Carlos Tevez in choosing China
Thu Feb 2
Caught Offside - Thu Feb 2 11:31 AM
Chelsea had a rather quiet January transfer window. The Blues offloaded Oscar, John Obi Mikel, Patrick Bamford, Dion Conroy, Kevin Wright, Zech Medley and Branislav Ivanovic this winter, but their only addition was teenage scholar Kyle Jameson from Southport. However, there are plans for a muc...
Tue Jan 31
Daily Express - Tue Jan 31 5:01 AM
ANTONIO CONTE insists he regrets that he could not convince Oscar and John Obi Mikel to stay at Chelsea.
Tue Jan 24
Mirror - Tue Jan 24 10:30 AM
John Obi Mikel and Oscar both left Stamford Bridge in January, signing big money deals at Tianjin TEDA and Shanghai SIPG respectively