Mikel set for Galatasaray switch

Galatasaray are set to finalise a deal for Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel, the Daily Mail understands.

The Nigerian international, who is currently competing in the Confederations Cup in Brail, asked for the advice of former teammate Didier Drogba, who joined the Turkish club in January.

Mikel was signed for the Blues by Jose Mourinho back in 2006, after a protracted transfer that almost saw him move to Manchester United, to the points where he was even pictured in their shirt at a press conference.

FIFA ordered that the player move back to Lyn Oslo while the matter with resolved, though Chelsea intervened to settle directly with United, paying them £12million, with a further £4million going to Lyn.

During his time at Stamford Bridge, Mikel won the Premier League, four FA Cups, the League Cup, the Europa League and the Champions League, with arguably his best performance coming in the final of the latter.

Meanwhile, David Luiz has confirmed that he broke his nose in Brazil’s 2-0 victory over Mexico in the Confederations Cup yesterday.

The incident, which saw the Blues man grounded with blood seeping from his nose, came when he clashed with teammate Thiago Silva during the first half.

Luiz played the entire match, with the extent of his injury becoming clear after the game.