Mikel in advanced Marseille talks, claims Rohr

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Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr claims Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel is in talks with Marseille about a potential transfer.

Mikel joined Chelsea in 2006, making over 350 appearances for the club, but he has not featured at all under new manager Antonio Conte this season.

The 29-year-old is now expected to be let go by the Premier League leaders and is seemingly on the verge of a move to France.

"I saw Obi Mikel in London," Rohr told Europe 1. "He is in advanced discussions with Olympique Marseille.

"He will leave Chelsea for free. This is a serious option."

Mikel's contract at Stamford Bridge is set to expire at the end of the season.