- Nigerian captain John Obi Mikel may now be considering leaving Chelsea in January 2017
- Lack of playing times under new Chelsea coach Antonio Conte is the rationale
- Mikel's coach at the national team has also told him to leave Stamford Bridge
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has told Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel that is is not good for his career to stay at Stamford bridge when the January 2017 transfer window opens.
The tacticians is not happy with John Obi Mikel's lack of playing times this season at Chelsea since Antonio Conte became the gaffer.
Gernot Rohr was in London last week with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) officials, and the Super Eagles handler explained that it is important for Mikel to leave Chelsea to keep his career going.
''Mikel is moving in January 2017 because he cannot stay at a club where he is not playing, so he has to move,'' he said.
Recall that the 63-year-old German had earlier hinted that John Obi Mikel is being punished at Chelsea for going to the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil where Nigeria came with a bronze medal in football.