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Now with Middlesbrough, Mikel finds himself in direct competition with former Blues teammates, though, after Ashley Cole joined Frank Lampard’s Derby and John Terry became a coach at Aston Villa.

Dalic, who was named coach of Croatia following the dismissal of Ante Cacic before their qualifier against Ukraine in October, has refused to write off Nigeria, who are ranked 33 positions below his team.

The Nigeria captain’s contract is due to expire on June 30, 2017 and he is free to talk with clubs in January, as is normal for players with only six months remaining on their contracts

“We are all looking forward to the qualifying matches, starting with Sunday’s game in Zambia. Each and every one of us knows what it means – big battles that we have to win. We are ready for the challenge,” he said

“I don’t know where the story about my being injured came from. I have no injury. All the other players and myself are fit and ready and we are determined to start the World Cup race on a winning note,” Mikel told the team’s Administrator, Dayo Enebi Achor, on Saturday

“I think Conte played a big part in that contract that JT got,”Obi said, adding: “I think if JT said no, then obviously I don’t think the club would have done that, but I think the fans as well got right behind JT and the fans really wanted him to stay