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The Italian-outfit believes Mikel possesses the qualities to fill in the void that was created by some of their players that left the club before and after the World Cup

With difficulties in signing Cheikhou Kouyaté from Anderlecht, the leadership of the Spanish club have turned their attention to the Nigerian, also followed by Inter

Italian Mazzarri led Inter to fifth place in Serie A this season, ensuring that European football will return to the Nerazzurri after a disappointing 2012/13 season, in which they finished ninth

The Nigerian international has struggled to hold down a regular first-team place this season under Coach Jose Mourinho and the arrival of Nemanja Matic from Benfica in January has seen his opportunities restricted further

The Nigerian international has made 23 Premier League appearances for Jose Mourinho’s men this season, 13 of which have come from the substitutes’ bench

“It’s been an amazing journey. I’ve enjoyed every bit of it,” he told the club’s official website. “I’ve worked with some great people, great players from when I came to the ones that are here now. They’ve all been brilliant

Sambawa said: “As a patriotic Nigerian, I want Mikel to win the award because I happen to be the first person to give Mikel his first break through the 2005 World Youth Championship. I was also a major party to solving the transfer imbroglio between Manchester United and Chelsea before Mikei finally joined Chelsea. But my personal opinion is that Mikel has not done enough for club and country to edge out Yaya from winning the award

Accompanied by his wife, Alhaji Hayatou arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport at about 1.30pm and was received by the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Alhaji Aminu Maigari, and Globacom’s Executive Director (Special Projects), Mike Jibutoh