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Mikel Obi Set To Join Chinese Club

 

Former Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi has become the latest star to move to China

All is set for one of Chelsea’s old horses Mikel Obi to leave soon, as he is set to join Chinese club Tianjin TEDA for a whopping 140,000 pounds per week, Mikel has really played under Chelsea new Manager Antoinee Conte and it was believed he was to join Valencia but last minute he changed his plans to join the Chinese Super League.

So far the league has produced the highest earning stars with Carlos Tevez being the highest earning footballer taking home over 675,000 pounds weekly.

Mikel Obi will leave Chelsea who has two FA cups, three Premiership titles, One Europa Cup title , One Champions league title.

 

Na Fight ? Mourinho vs Wenger in match bust

 

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Jose Mourinho says he has no ill will towards Arsene Wenger after a coming together between the two in today’s London derby that saw the Frenchman push his opposite number.

While Chelsea were heading for a 2-0 victory over the Gunners on the immaculate Stamford Bridge pitch, things threatened to boil over on the sidelines.

First Wenger appeared to barge Mourinho out of his way as he went to confront the fourth official, then a war of words broke out between the two managers and their respective assistants.

Speaking after his side’s victory, the Portuguese manager – who once famously called Wenger a ‘voyeur’ – said that he didn’t like the Frenchman entering his technical area, but added there are no hard feelings on his part, despite their well-publicised and long-running feud.

“There are two technical areas not one. He was coming to my space.”

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He also suggested that he understands his opposite number’s fiery temperament because he shares it himself: “The behaviour he has is the behaviour I have, the behaviour of many of us. Not a problem.

Samuel Eto’o tags Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho a Fool, Says New Club Has Been Found

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Samuel Eto’o has set about severing all ties with Chelsea, hinting that the club whom he represents next season will be playing Champions League football while aiming a jibe in the direction of Blues boss Jose Mourinho.

The Cameroonian international’s one-year contract at Stamford Bridge will expire in the coming weeks, and Eto’o tells StephaneDeSaintsalvy of AfricanFootball.com that Mourinho was foolish to make fun of his age:

Today, I am 33 years old. And it is not because a fool called me an old man that you must believe it. And you may have noticed that the old man was better than the youngsters.

Some believe I am going to retire in the United States or in the Middle East, but I have regained the joy of the Champions League and I am going to carry on playing in the Champions League. Where? I am not going to tell you. But I am going to carry on playing because physically and mentally I feel great.

So I am going to go to this World Cup and to the next one when I will be 37. Some did it at 42, so I can still play in two more World Cups

The striker’s response comes in reference to the “old man” comment made by Mourinho back in February, per the Telegraph, where footage of the Portuguese criticising Eto’o‘s dubious age was leaked by French television station Canal Plus: “The problem with Chelsea is I lack a striker. I have Eto’o but he is 32 years old, maybe 35, who knows?”

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It’s well-founded that attack has been Chelsea’s main concern this season. Between them, Eto’o, FernandoTorres and Demba Ba scored just 19 Premier League goals, and the club’s only saving grace was their rigid defence, conceding 27 goals, 10 fewer than champions Manchester City.

Meanwhile, as Squawka points out, Romelu Lukaku enjoyed some prolific form while on loan at Chelsea, calling into question the decision to farm out the Belgian international:

Eto’o mocked the manager’s musings in the shape of a goal celebration against Tottenham in March, bagging his goal in the 4-0 rout before leaning on the corner flag and gripping his back in imitation of an elderly man, as depicted by Agence France-Presse:

Mourinho didn’t harbour any bad temperament toward the reply, either, voicing his humour in the fixture’s post-match comments:

It was reported by ESPN FC in January that Eto’o might consider moving back to former club Real Mallorca in the future, but his comments regarding Champions League football would appear to rule that possibility out—for this year, at least.

Should the veteran forward and Chelsea part ways as expected, it would leave the West Londoners with another space to fill up front, possibly strengthening the likelihood of their potential move for Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa.

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Earlier this week, Sky Sports cited sources confirming that a £32 million deal for the Spanish international had been agreed, but no official word has been given on the transfer as of yet.

At 33 years of age, Eto’o remains adamant to continue playing at the top level for as long as his body will allow, and is one of those choosing to subscribe to the old adage that age is indeed just a number.

culled from bleacherreport.com