Galatasaray open talks with Chelsea to sign Mikel Obi

Turkish champions Galatasaray have opened talks with Chelsea for Nigeria midfielder Mikel Obi, MTNFootball.com can exclusively reveal.Galatasaray sporting director Bulent Tulun is currently in London talking with the top hierarchy of the London club on the acquisition of Mikel.

The deal is been brokered by Nigeria FIFA agent Babawo Mohammed and Hasan Egilmez and if it goes through, Mikel Obi will join up with his former Chelsea team mate and friend Didier Drogba.

A source in Turkey told MTNFootball.com that Galatasaray are keen on adding the Nigerian to their squad.

“As I speak to you, Galatasaray sporting director Tulun is in London to discuss on signing Mikel Obi from Chelsea this summer, we want to sort out with his club first before we will open discussions with the player,” the source told MTNFootball.com

One of the agents facilitating the transfer Babawo Mohammed further confirmed Galatasaray’s interest in the Chelsea star to MTNFootball.com

“Galatasaray have shown interest to sign Mikel and I have been informed that they are in London talking with Chelsea about the deal,” Babawo Mohammed told MTNFootball.com

Galatasaray will have to splash a fortune on Mikel because he has a contract with Chelsea till June 2017.

‘Gala’ will play in UEFA Champions League next season after they retained the Turkey league ahead of city rivals Fenerbache.





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