Champs Chelsea secure Obi Mikel permit

July 19, 2006

Chelsea have been granted a work permit for Nigeria midfielder Jon Obi Mikel.

The Premiership champions completed the £16million signing of the highly-rated 19-year-old last month after a dispute with Norwegian club Lynn Oslo and Manchester United.

Mikel is one of four players to have moved to Stamford Bridge this summer along with Michael Ballack, Andriy Shevchenko and Salomon Kalou.