To open confirm their interest for the mercurial midfielder, Galatasaray have sent their Sporting Director, Bulent Tulun to London to discuss with Chelsea management on the transfer of the player who they believe strongly would help them in their campaign to impress in the Uefa Cup.
Nigeria FIFA agent, Babawo Mohammed and Hasan Egilmez, are the ones handling the deal. And if everything goes according to plans Mikel Obi will join up with his former Chelsea team mate and friend Didier Drogba in the Turkish club.
A source in Turkey said that Galatasaray are keen on adding the Nigerian to their squad.
“As I speak to you, Galatasaray sporting director Tulun is in London to discuss on signing Mikel Obi from Chelsea this summer, we want to sort out with his club first before we will open discussions with the player,” the source said.
One of the agents facilitating the transfer Babawo Mohammed further confirmed Galatasaray’s interest in the Chelsea star.
“Galatasaray have shown interest to sign Mikel and I have been informed that they are in London talking with Chelsea about the deal,” Babawo Mohammed said.
Galatasaray will have to splash a fortune on Mikel because he has a contract with Chelsea till June 2017.
‘Gala’ will play in UEFA Champions League next season after they retained the Turkey league ahead of city rivals Fenerbache.
This past season they reached the knock-out stage of the competition.