John Olatunji Shittu,agent of Chelsea midfielder,Mikel Obi has refused to confirm or deny the rumour linking the Super Eagles star to Real Madrid.
Italy’s Tuttomercatoweb had on Sunday revealed that Real Madrid have emerged as surprise frontrunners for Mikel’s signature, with Southampton also among his many suitors as they seek a replacement for Arsenal target Morgan Schneiderlin.
The website further claimed that with Sami Khedira looking set to leave the Santiago Bernabeu at the end of the season, Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti is believed to have targeted the 28-year-old as the German’s replacement after working with him during his two-year stint as Chelsea boss.
Shittu,however is not ready to be dragged into the speculations.
”I can’t talk about anything regarding the reports linking him (Mikel ) with Real Madrid because he is still a Chelsea player,”Shittu told SL10.
Mikel has been with the London club for nine seasons since a €23m move from Lyn Oslo in 2006 and has won a Champions League, Europa League, Premier League, four FA Cups and two League Cups in that time.