The 29-year-old Nigerian midfielder, John Mikel Obi has finally admitted that he is on his way out from Chelsea.
Mikel is expected to leave Chelsea in the January transfer window after he was frozen out of the team by new manager Antonio Conte.
Despite several rumours and reports on his situation, Mikel has been quiet on the issue until a he put up a Twitter post.
— Mikel John Obi (@mikel_john_obi) January 3, 2017
Mikel Obi shared a letter from a Chelsea fan in Ukraine thanking him for his service to the club ahead of his move.
There have also been reports that he is on his way to Valencia following the revelation by the sporting director of the club, Jesus Garcia Pitarch that they have had discussion with the midfielder.
“In the case of Obi Mikel, with Chelsea’s permission, I met with him in London on Christmas day,” Pitarch told Superdeporte.
“I informed him of the option [of joining Valencia]. He said he would think about it.”
Reacting to the reports, Chelsea manager Conte revealed that the club is yet to receive any concrete offer.
“For now, we have no news,” Conte said during his pre-match conference ahead of Chelsea’s trip to Tottenham.