Mikel IS Staying!
Earlier this summer it was touted around that our Nigerian international, Mikel, was being touted around Europe.
It was even suggested that he`d be available for a cut-price fee of £5 million.
However, the club has moved quickly to dispel any such rumours with it being confirmed, by a source close to the player that the Nigerian is staying with the source remarking,
"Although Mikel is not first choice, he`s the first person Jose turns to when he wants a particular job done."
"The manager knows he can just slot him in there and he`ll do a great job."
"Jose has told Mikel he is still part of his plans for next season."
There`s also the fact that Mikel, come October, will be deemed a British citizen to take into the equation.