In his new found form, John Obi Mikel, is set to be offered a new contract by Chelsea. The midfielder has returned to first-team line-up and has become one of the regulars under Guus Hiddink.
Obi Mikel ran out of favour under Jose Mourinho, and was never offered a new deal because of this. However, now with only a year remaining in his existing contract, the Blues are reportedly keen on keeping him at Stamford Bridge and are set to offer him an extension.
The Nigeria international was being linked with a move away from Chelsea last month considering lack of first team chances. However, now Chelsea are worried and want to prevent other clubs from making an offer for the player.
The 29-year-old was responsible for Paris Saint-Germain’s opening goal in Chelsea’s Champions League knock-out stage fixture earlier this week. His foul on Lucas Moura led to a free-kick that Zlatan Ibrahimović converted into a goal.
Mikel redeemed himself for his error after he scored an equaliser just before half-time. Chelsea however lost the match as Edinson Cavani scored in the 78th minute, with PSG winning the match 2-1.
John Obi Mikel is a fan favourite and this news will definitely appeal to most Chelsea fans.