Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba, has urged Mikel Obi to leave the Premier League club for Olympique Marseille following his continued struggles at the West London side this season.

Also a former Nigeria international, Henry Nwosu, advised the Chelsea midfielder to take the bold step and head for the French club in the January transfer window.

Mikel has yet to play any game for Chelsea under new manager, Antonio Conte, despite his good form at the Rio 2016 Olympics, where he won a bronze medal, and for the Super Eagles under German coach, Gernot Rohr, who has stuck to his captain.

Former Italy manager Conte has preferred the duo Frenchman N’Golo Kante and Serbian Nemanja Matic in the defensive midfield while Mikel has yet to be named on the bench since the start of the season.