Former Chelsea midfielder closes in on Boro move after 2nd visit to Rockliffe Park

The two-time Premier League winning midfielder was rumoured to have been at Rockliffe Park today.

Former Chelsea midfielder closes in on Boro move after 2nd visit to Rockliffe Park

According to reports, former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has held talks at Rockliffe Park today ahead of a move to the North East.

The Nigerian international held initial talks with the Boro board last week, however it seemed the move was off after Crystal Palace pursued their interest in the player.

Mikel, who turns 32 in April, made his name at Chelsea where he won 10 major trophies, including two Premier League titles, the Europa League and the Champions League in 2012.

He opted to join Chinese Super League side Tianjin Teda on a free transfer after Chelsea announced they would not offer the player a new deal at Stamford Bridge. Having spent two years in China, making 31 appearances, he is once again a free agent and looking for a move back to England.

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Boro want financial investigation against 3 Championship clubs

Boro want financial investigation against 3 Championship clubs

Steve Gibson is reportedly furious that while his team was forced to sell players to balance the books, multiple Championship clubs are left on their own.

Middlesbrough Transfer News - Boro linked with Neal Maupay, the latest on Mo Besic

Middlesbrough Transfer News - Boro linked with Neal Maupay, the latest on Mo Besic

Middlesbrough have to fight it out with fellow Championship side Aston Villa if they are to bring Brentford striker Neal Maupay to The Riverside in the summer.

Britt Assombalonga winner keeps Boro's play-off hopes alive

Britt Assombalonga winner keeps Boro's play-off hopes alive

A 25th-minute goal from the Middlesbrough striker means Boro have now won their first home game in five Championship matches.

Pulis Fires Play-off Challenge To Aston Villa and Bristol City

Pulis Fires Play-off Challenge To Aston Villa and Bristol City

The Middlesbrough manager has warned his team’s playoff rivals that Boro are ready to take the fight to them in the remaining weeks of the season.