Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel will struck a deal worth £140,000 per-week with Chinese Super League outfit Tianjin TEDA a source close to the player revealed to Turkish-Football.

Goal meanwhile reported that Mikel has had his medical with the Chinese outfit and is close to completing his free transfer.

Mikel has been closely linked with a move to Turkey over the past few seasons with Fenerbahce, Besiktas and Galatasaray all expressing an interest.

French outfit Marseille and La Liga side Valencia were also linked with Mikel over the winter transfer window.

It does however, look like Mikel will follow his former teammate Oscar to China. The Brazilian only recently joined Shanghai SIPG on a £52 million move.

Mikel is the second longest serving Chelsea player after John Terry at the club and has won every domestic and European trophy including Europa League and Champions League.

The Nigerian international has struggled for playing time under the stewardship of Antonio Conte – in fact he has not made a single appearance.

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