The Chelsea midfielder is the club’s second-longest serving player behind John Terry.
However, he is yet to make a single appearance for the table-toppers this season.
“He is in advanced discussions with Marseille”
Gernot Rohr on John Obi Mikel
His contract is set to expire in the summer and he can confirm a move to a club outside of England on a free transfer from January 1.
And it appears he is heading to France.
Rohr told French radio station Europe 1: “I saw Obi Mikel in London.
“He is in advanced discussions with Marseille.
“He will leave Chelsea for free. This is a serious option.”
Mikel has made over 350 appearances for the Blues since moving to west London in 2006.