Mikel to sign long-term deal
Mikel to stay with Blues despite Inter interest
By Robin Hackett. Last Updated: July 9, 2009 5:00pm
Mikel: New deal
Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel is set to end speculation about his future by signing a long-term deal this week, according to his agent.
With the player's current deal due to expire next year, there have been rumours that Jose Mourinho is interested in taking the 22-year-old Nigeria international to Inter Milan this summer.
However, agent John Shittu has now revealed that Mikel is ready to sign a five-year deal to stay at Stamford Bridge.
"He will sign the deal early this week," he told Kick Off Nigeria.
"Some of the club officials were away, but they were expected back last weekend. As soon as everybody is in, we will sign the new contract.
"It is a very good deal for him and would put him at par with some of the top earners in the club."