Obi Mikel due to sign new £70,000-a-week Chelsea deal

John Obi Mikel will enjoy a healthy pay-hike at Chelsea this week. The Sun says the Nigerian midfielder, 22, is on the brink of signing a new five-year contract at Stamford Bridge.

John Obi Mikel will enjoy a healthy pay-hike at Chelsea this week.

The Sun says the Nigerian midfielder, 22, is on the brink of signing a new five-year contract at Stamford Bridge.

Mikel established himself as a first-team regular last season but has only one year left on his current deal.

The new contract is believed to increase his salary to around £70,000 a week.

Chelsea have already secured Florent Malouda on a new contract while Ashley Cole, Didier Drogba, Joe Cole and Alex are expected to follow suit.