Jose Mourinho is set to make a shock move for John Mikel Obi from Chelsea.

The Super Eagles captain is yet to make an appearance under Antonio Conte and there are no plans to renew his deal, which expires at the end of this season.

The Sun UK newspapers has published a shocking report, saying Jose Mourinho intends to sign the Super Eagles midfielder John Mikel Obi in January.

Mourinho feels Mikel, who has a few months left in his Chelsea contact, will help improve Man U’s midfield and is prepared to sign him in January when he knows he’ll come cheap. Read the full report, after the cut.

Mikel, 29, has not played under new Stamford Bridge manager Antonio Conte and there are no plans to renew his contract which runs out this season.

Now the Man united boss is ready to take advantage with a cut-price New Year offer for the player the Red Devils thought they had signed ten years ago.

If the deal is successful, this will be the second time Mourinho will sign Obi, who he believes can play in a defensive midfield role in front of the back four.

Mourinho, who initially signed Mikel Obi to Chelsea as a fresh-faced 19-year-old, wants to sign the midfielder, so he can give Paul Pogba the freedom to roam.

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