Super Eagles and Chelsea midfielder, John Mikel Obi, is set to undergo a medical as he nears a move to Chinese Super League side Tianjin TEDA.
Mikel, has been offered a package worth around One hundred and forty thousand pounds per week to become the latest player to swap Europe for the riches of Asia’s emerging football market.
The Nigeria international has held talks with Valencia, while Marseille and Inter Milan have also shown interest, but Tianjin is now at the front of the queue.
Antonio Conte has not included the midfielder in his plans this season, with Mikel out of the first-team picture and behind N’Golo Kante, Nemanja Matic, Cesc Fabregas and Nathaniel Chalobah in the pecking order.
Tianjin, who count former Sporting Lisbon midfielder Fredy Montero and ex-CSKA Moscow forward Wagner among their stars, are now offering a way out.