Mikel saga rumbles on
By Alex Dunn & Kent Hedlundh
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The ongoing saga with Lyn midfielder John Obi Mikel shows no signs of abating.The ongoing saga between Lyn midfielder John Obi Mikel, Manchester United and Chelsea shows no signs of abating.
Earlier in the week Mikel's lawyer Stephen Tregear accused Lyn director Morgan Andersen of fabricating the contract signed by the player last April.
Andersen has subsequently been called in by the Oslo police for alleged falsification of two signatures on the 18-year-old's contract, penned a week before the Nigerian signed for Manchester United.
This latest accusation has been dubbed a 'media coup' by Lyn lawyer Erik Nadheim, whilst chairman Sveinung Lunde claims he will fight all the charges brought against the club and its employees.
"Together, we will give a reply through our lawyer to Fifa and the Oslo court," confirmed Lunde to TV2.
"We do not understand the accusations against Morgan Andersen."
The Nigeria international sued the club on Friday in the hope of getting his contract with the Oslo club annulled, which would allow him to join Chelsea and not Manchester United.
However, Nadheim believes that a court ruling is unlikely to take place before the end of 2006, which would block any transfer.
"I can confirm that I represent John Obi Mikel and that we have sued the football club FC Lyn," confirmed another of the player's lawyers, Helge Morten Svarva.
Fifa, who ruled in favour of the Norwegian club earlier this year, will wait for the court verdict before making any further comment.
Whilst officials from both parties fight in the courts, Lyn coach Henning Berg has been left to lament the fact the player has now gone AWOL.
"We don't know where they are, but I am not running around town to look for them," commented Berg to VG.