EPL: Rival Club Planning Shocking Mikel Obi Move From Chelsea

Super Eagles skipper John Obi Mikel is reportedly a surprise target for Jose Mourinho in the January transfer window.

Reports in the Sun claim that Manchester United will launch a bid for Mikel, whose contract at the Stamford Bridge expires at the end of the season.

Mourinho is in dire need of a deep-lying defensive midfielder and has identified the 29-year-old midfielder who could be available for a cut price in the winter transfer market.

The Portuguese boss may be keen on signing Mikel who was at a center of a transfer scuffle between Manchester United and Chelsea in 2006 while Mourinho was still the Blues boss.