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Mikel Obi Reveals How Chelsea Snatched Him Away From Manchester United by correctng(m): 10:28am On Nov 10, 2017
Super Eagles Captian and Tianjin TEDA midfielder, John Mikel Obi, has revealed how Manchester United and Chelsea fought over his transfer before giving in to Roman Abramovich and declining Sir Alex Ferguson’s offer.

The talented midfielder, who earned a month trial at Old Trafford before United struck a provisional deal with Norwegian outfit Lyn Oslo to bring him to the Theatre of Dreams, revealed that United offered him a staggering £1.5m contract but Chelsea’s involvement became a hindrance for the deal to be sealed as he made a stunning u-turn to Stamford bridge in 2006

Speaking about the deals in a lengthy interview with the Sun, he said:

“It was surreal,” admits Mikel. “I was at school, but had Chelsea and Manchester United — two of the world’s biggest clubs — trying to sign me. I’ll never forget that second meeting with Sir Alex. I’d signed a deal at United but had to tell him: ‘Sorry, I want to play for Chelsea’.

“He really liked me but I could see how angry and disappointed he was.

“Some things he told me made me think about changing my mind but I was thinking about Jose, too.

“I had these two great managers wanting me and I did not know what to do.

“Fergie told me:

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