Friday, 7 June 2013

Galatasaray Wants Mikel



Turkish champions Galatasaray has opened talks with Chelsea for Nigeria midfielder Mikel Obi, MTNFootball.com reports.
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 being 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 officials want the Nigerian to join 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 officials 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. The Turkish champions will play in UEFA Champions League next season after retaining the Turkey league ahead of city rivals Fenerbache.
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