Chelsea FC midfielder John Mikel Obi has agreed personal terms with United Arab Emirates giants Al Ain, according to AfricanFootball.com.
The report, which quotes agent of the Nigeria international, Babawo Mohammed, claimed Mikel was in Dubai to thrash out contract terms with the club in the past week.
“Mikel has agreed personal terms with Al Ain and is now left for Chelsea and the Dubai club to agree on a transfer fee,” Mohammed is quoted as saying.
“He has returned to England to communicate all these to Chelsea.
“We just have to wait and see what Chelsea say in this regard.”
Mikel has one year left in his current deal which ends in June 2016. This is not the first time the former Lyn Oslo stalwart is linked with a move away from Chelsea having reportedly been wanted by Roma, Fenerbahce and a host of others in the recent times.
Mikel has played bit-part role for the Premier League champions in the past couple of seasons.