Saturday, 18 June 2016

Chelsea retain three Super Eagles stars for next season

Mikel and Cahill celebrate a goal
Chelsea’s John Obi Mikel, right, celebrates with teammate Chelsea’s Gary Cahill after scoring his side first goal during the Champions League round of 16 match against PSG

Premier League side Chelsea have announced players released and retained for the 2016/17 season with the club retaining John Obi Mikel, Victor Moses and Kenneth Omeruo for next season.  Moses and Omeruo, who have had different loan spells since joining the Blues but Mikel Obi has been a first team member since 2006.
Omeruo was on loan at Kasimpasa last season while Moses spent last season on loan at West Ham.  It is however believed that new Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is actually looking to keep the trio and give them a chance to show what they can do for the first team.
Antonio Conte
Antonio Conte 

Nigeria captain Mikel has been linked with Chinese and Turkish clubs, but it remains to be seen if he will end his 10-year association with the London side or stay put for another season. Other players with Nigerian heritage retained in the Chelsea squad include Dominic Ayodele Solanke, who played at Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem last season, Ugbo Ike and Tomori Fikayo while negotiations are still ongoing with Olu Aina for a new contract. Chelsea finished the 2015/16 in 10th place with 50 points from 38 matches.

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