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Not Hazard…Real Madrid set for surprising move for Chelsea midfielder

Champions League semi-finalists and La Liga giants Real Madrid are interested in signing Chelsea’s John Obi Mikel, that is according to reports in the Express.

The Nigerian international has struggled for opportunities under Jose Mourinho, having only made 14 appearances in the Premier League so far this campaign with only four of them being starts.

With two-years left on his current deal, Carlo Ancelotti, who previously worked with Mikel during his stint in west London as manager of the Blues, is looking to bring the defensive-minded midfielder to the Bernabeu to fill the hole┬áthat looks set to be left by Sami Khedira – the German international becomes a free agent at the end of this season.

Southampton have also been linked with a move for Mikel, with Jose Mourinho reportedly willing to offer the services of the midfielder in any deal that would bring the Saints Morgan Schneiderlin to Stamford Bridge.

Article title: Not Hazard…Real Madrid set for surprising move for Chelsea midfielder

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