John Obi Mikel is set to join Championship clubMiddlesbrough in the coming days.
Mikel recently left Chinese Club Tianjin Teda after his contract was terminated by mutual consent last month
Mikel Obi is reportedly undergoing a medical ahead of signing for Tony Pulis’ Middlesbrough as they push for promotion.
The Super Eagles captain has been attracting interest from European sides Roma and Wolfsburg but was set on returning to England to be closer to his family.
Crystal Palace are said to have shown an interest in the former Chelsea man but Roy Hodgson can’t guarantee Mikel the regular first team football he craves.
The Nigeria international, who will be hoping to represent Nigeria during this summer’s Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, was also linked with a move to Crystal Palace.
Mikel won two Premier League titles, three FA Cups and the League Cup during his 11-year spell at Chelsea.
He also achieved success in European competitions with the Blues as he won both the Champions League and Europa League during his time in England.