Coach of Chelsea Antonio Conte has reacted to news linking out of favour midfielder John Obi Mikel with a move to La-Liga side Valencia.
Valencia confirmed that talks are underway with the 29 year old captain of the Nigeria national team, but sources close to the former Lyn Oslo man insist that a four year deal has been agreed for him to join Valencia.
Conte was asked during his press conference ahead of their tie against Tottenham Hotspur tomorrow about the situation of Mikel’s rumoured move after ten years at Stamford Bridge.
The Italian manager gave a response which many feels isn’t quite the true picture of things, as he denied contact with the La-Liga side despite Valencia claims of speaking to Mikel after Chelsea granted them permission.
” For now there is no news about the future of John Mikel Obi”, he said.