Respected sources from London revealed to Goal that though the Europa League champions have not made Mikel available, they could be swayed with a big-money move from any club for a player in his position.
“It is true that Galatasaray are interested. And if Chelsea see big money for a player in his position (defensive midfield), I am sure they will sell,” the source revealed to Goal.
It will also be recalled that it was Jose Mourinho was the one that brought the Nigerian to London after a battle with Manchester United in 2006.
But the question will be whether Mikel will want to leave the club where he has won multiple titles including the Champions League. The source added that, “He could move if he believes he will enjoy more playing time at the Turkish club.”
Galatasaray signed Didier Drogba and Wesley Sneidjer last season to challenge in the Uefa Champions League and they reached the quarter final where they lost to Real Madrid.
Mikel is not expected to resume with Chelsea until July when the pre-season training will begin.