Chelsea ace considering move to follow former teammate to China

Chelsea ace John Obi Mikel will consider a possible move to join former teammate Ramires in the Chinese Super League, Evening Standard reports.

The 28-year-old is currently being monitored by Jiangsu Suning as well as Shanghai SIPG and may decide to leave Stamford Bridge over fears of limited playing time next season.

Mikel is almost entering the final year of his contract, but the Blues are believed to be ready to open talks regarding the possibility of extending his stay.

However, with talks that Italy boss Antonio Conte will take over from interim manager Guus Hiddink in the summer, the Nigeria international could still be replaced.

Conte is being linked with high profile midfielders including Paul Pogba, Arturo Vidal, Radja Nainggolan, and Miralem Pjanic.

The midfielder lost his place earlier in the campaign, but has now registered 19 starts in all competitions while featuring as a substitute another seven times this term, scoring one and providing another.