Inter Milan to bid �15m for Mikel

JOSE Mourinho is poised to make a �15million raid for Chelsea's John Obi Mikel. (The Sun)Inter Milan boss Mourinho knows Nigerian ace Mikel still has two years left on his contract at Stamford Bridge, but the former Chelsea chief wants to get in quickly with a bid to take the midfielder, 22, to Italy.

JOSE Mourinho is poised to make a �15million raid for Chelsea's John Obi Mikel. (The Sun)

Inter Milan boss Mourinho knows Nigerian ace Mikel still has two years left on his contract at Stamford Bridge, but the former Chelsea chief wants to get in quickly with a bid to take the midfielder, 22, to Italy.

Mikel deputised for enforcer Michael Essien while he was out with a long-term knee injury this season and earned glowing reports.

Inter are ready with a five-year deal for Mikel - the player Mourinho signed in controversial circumstances from Norwegian club Lyn Oslo in 2006.

The Portuguese boss won a three-way tug of war involving Manchester United and Lyon.

But Mikel joined Mourinho's Blues only after Premier League rivals United claimed he had signed for them.

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