Chelsea's Obi Mikel admits speaking with Drogba about Galatasaray move

Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel is ready to join former teammate Didier Drogba at Galatasaray.

Gala have made a £13 million bid for the Nigeria international.

"I'm very pleased with Galatasaray's offer," Mikel told Sabah.

"I asked Drogba for advice and he told me that Istanbul is a fantastic city, that Galatasaray is a huge club and that I have to make the move.

"I have played at Chelsea for a long time and it's now time for me to leave.

"I'm still only 26 and it's great to receive an offer from a club (Galatasaray) playing Champions League football and doing well in the competition."

He continued: "Talks have reached an advanced level between Chelsea and Galatasaray. Chelsea won't make the move difficult and regarding my salary there won't be a problem.

"All that is left is for the clubs to reach an agreement."

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