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John Obi Mikel is on the verge of joining Marseilles

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.

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John Obi Mikel has not featured for Chelsea 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.

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Antonio Conte seems happy to let John Obi Mikel leave

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.

Source: http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/571282/John-Obi-Mikel-Chelsea-transfer-news