John Obi Mikel’s agent has revealed that his client is in no rush to open talks on a new deal with Chelsea until the end of the season, according to Metro.co.uk.
The 28-year-old was confined to the bench by former manager Jose Mourinho as the Portuguese preferred Serbian Nemanja Vidic and former Arsenal Captain Cesc Fabregas as his midfield combo.
But after a horrendous start to the 2015/16 season Mourinho was sacked and Guus Hiddink came into the saddle and like fine wine Mikel blossomed under the Dutchman displaying Matic from the starting line-up which has seen the Blues go unbeaten in the premier league this year.
Now, the talk of Mikel leaving Stamford Bridge in the previous two transfer windows has turned into a desperate attempt from the club to keep the new fans favourites but his agent any talk of contract renewal must wait until the end of the current campaign.
‘Chelsea have approached him for an extension,’ his agent explained. ‘But he said after the season he’ll decide.
‘He has many teams interested – almost three clubs in China want him.’
Mikel joined Chelsea in 2006 and his current contract at Stamford Bridge expires in 2017.