Chelsea and Super Eagles midfielder John Obi Mikel is understood to be wanted by Chinese club Shanghai SIPG.
The Daily Mail reports that Sven Goran Eriksson’s club are willing to offer as much as £6million for the Nigerian plus wages of up to £60,000 a week after tax.
Mikel is in his tenth year at Chelsea after joining the Blues in 2006, after a largely controversial move from Lyn Oslo, which saw the player in a transfer muddle also with Manchester United.
Having won almost every trophy possible with Chelsea, many suggest that Mikel can seek a fresh challenge elsewhere but whether China is a right destination for the 28-year old is another debate.
Currently enjoying a new lease of life under interim manager, Guus Hiddink, a January move also looks far from certain for the midfielder popularly referred to as ‘The Catalyst’ by his fans.
Mikel has been linked with a couple of clubs in recent times which include, Besiktas, Inter Milan and even London rivals Arsenal.
It is not clear yet if the Nigerian international will be tempted by the lucrative offer coming his way from China or wait on to see out his contract at Chelsea.