According to reports English table toppers Chelsea are willing to allow midfielder John Obi Mikel leave Stamford Bridge for free in January, despite having six months left on his deal.
The decision to allow the 29 year old leave for free was reportedly conveyed to him few months ago, when it became apparent that he has no spot in coach Antonio Conte’s squad.
Owngoalnigeria.com gathered that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich gave the directive to allow the current second longest serving Chelsea player leave for free as reward for his long, dedicated service to the team.
Throughout his stay at the club, he has not broken any club rule and has been very faithful and loyal to the various coaches, especially the way he has handled his current situation at the club.
However he is not the first player to have been allowed to leave for free by Chelsea in recent time with Andriy Shevchenko and Fernando Torres also benefiting from same treatment in the past.