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John Obi Mikel back on Besiktas radar

John Obi Mikel back on Besiktas radar

Besiktas to reinstall Mikel interest
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Besiktas will reportedly revive their interest in Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel in the winter transfer window.

The Nigerian international had been linked with a move to the Turkish side over the summer, but Blues boss Jose Mourinho was eager to keep the midfielder at Stamford Bridge as a back-up option.

Mikel has since then struggled for first-team action under Mourinho, and this has once again lit up speculation over his future.

According to Metro, Besiktas will launch a new offer for the midfield enforcer when the transfer window reopens in January.

The 28-year-old is currently in his tenth season at the Blues having joined them from Norwegian side Lyn in 2006.