Juventus preparing options for Chelsea midfielder

It's likely Mikel will not swap Chelsea for Juventus at this timeNews reports from Turin in Northern Italy have suggested that Juventus are to try and lure Chelsea’s 23 year old defensive midfielder John Obi Mikel to the Juventus Arena with a summer bid rumoured to be around £17m.

The Nigerian has made 28 appearances for Chelsea this season and he is perhaps more famous for his refusal to join Manchester United when an apparent pre-deal had been signed. Juventus want the midfielder though as cover should current tough tackling Marchisio depart for a new challenge.

With most of Chelsea’s central midfielders at the age of or above that of 30, they will surely be reluctant to allow a player of 23 who already has so much experience to leave for the Serie A giants. More importantly is Juventus’ current position in the league where they sit in 7th, a big 14 points off a Champions League spot.

If Mikel would be interested in leaving the Champions League alone for at least one season then it may seem a good idea to join the Italian side. but despite reports a move to Italy has already been labelled “unlikely” at this time.

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