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John Obi Mikel decides time to leave Chelsea

Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel is ready to leave Stamford Bridge.

The Daily Mail says Mikel wants to leave the club at the end of the season.

The Nigeria star, 26, has found first-team opportunities restricted since manager Jose Mourinho's return last summer.

The January arrival of Nemanja Matic, an important addition in a holding role, has further limited Mikel's chances. But he still has three years on his contract and the Blues would demand a hefty fee.

Galatasaray have expressed firm interest but Mikel wants to weigh up his options.

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