Former, Chelsea Mildfielder, John Obi Mikel is undergoing a medical with the English Championship side ahead of signing for Middlesbrough, according to a report.
The former Chelsea midfielder ends his association with the Chinese Super League side Tianjin Teda early in the month after two years spell with the club.
Nigeria international eager on returning to European football for family reasons.
According to The Sun understands that Mikel Obi travelled from London to the north-east after agreeing personal terms with Middlesbrough.
Roma and Wolfsburg registered an interest but the two-time Premier League winner wanted to return to England, where his wife and two young children are based.
Mikel will be part of a Tony Pulis side looking to bring Premier League football back to the Riverside next season as Boro currently sit fifth in the Championship table and seven points off leaders Leeds.
The 2013 Afcon winner won two Premier League titles, three FA Cups, one League Cup, one Europa League Cup and one Champions League during the ten years spell at Stamford Bridge.
Mikel hasn’t played for Super Eagles since last summer’s World Cup but is being urged to return to the national scene ahead of this summer’s African Cup of Nations in Egypt.
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