Chelsea star wants clarification on role ahead of potential summer exit

Chelsea star John Obi Mikel has revealed that he wants clarification on his role before deciding whether or not he will leave, Express reports.

The 28-year-old midfielder is set for showdown talks with the board and is expected to wait until a new manager is announced before making a decision on his future.

Current interim boss Guus Hiddink is set to leave at the end of the season, with Italy manager Antonio Conte heavily tipped to take over from the Dutchman.

The Nigeria international, who has been with the club for 10 years, is willing to continue his career at Stamford Bridge if he gets reassurance over his role amid speculation of a possible squad overhaul.

I have one more season with Chelsea, but I know when this season ends we will definitely sit down and try to sort out whatever needs to be sorted out,” he said.

“If it means me leaving, fine. If it means me staying, then I have to play because one thing I don’t want to do is to sit on the bench like I did before.”

Conte is believed to have made Roma star Radja Nainggolan his top target, an addition that could greatly limit Mikel’s playing time heading into the new campaign.

He has already featured 26 times in all competitions for his side this term, so far managing to score one goal while providing another one assist.

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