Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho is set lure John Mikel Obi, who he signed as a 19-year-old from Lyn Oslo to Old Trafford in a surprise signing during the January window.
The Super Eagles captain has been ignored by Chelsea new Italian manager Antonio Conte and it is unlikely that his contract, which expires at the end of this season, would be renewed.
Mourinho wants the midfielder badly to give world most expensive footballer, Paul Pogba the freedom to roam.
Recall that United thought they had signed Mikel Obi 10 years ago for £4million and even announced it on their website, with a picture of the player. But they had dealt directly with the player and his club, bypassing his agents.
Later Obi went to London, and after a second thought, told the press he was unduly influenced into signing for the Red Devils, saying he wanted to play for Chelsea.
After a long tussle between Man United and Chelsea over the Nigerian, it was eventually settled, with Chelsea paying United £12m and Lyn £4m.