Mikel has 6 months left on his Chelsea contract and will become a free agent on July 1, 2017, but could leave the club this January if a suitable suitor comes for him. When asked about Mikel's contract situations at Chelsea by Europe 1, Gernot Rohr swiftly replied;
“I saw him in London. He is in advanced discussions with Marseille,”
Mikel has been linked with big money moves to China, Turkey and even manchester United.