Former Nigerian International, John Mikel Obi is on the verge of joining Championship side, Middlebrough, according to various reports.
Mikel is believed to have wanted a move back to England as his wife and two young children remained in the country following his move to Tianjin TEDA in the Chinese league.
The former Chelsea midfielder seemed to have gotten his wish as reports suggests he is currently undergoing medical at Middlebrough as Tony Pulis men push for promotion back to the Premier League.
Mikel who spent 11 years at Chelsea won two premier league titles and three FA Cups. He also won the Champions League and the Europa league as well.
We will keep you informed as further details emerge.