Per the source, Mikel’s agent is reported to be considering the deal as his client has just a year remaining on his current contract.
If the Nigerian international fails to play regularly this season he may see his stock fall and will leave as a free agent – unless Chelsea extend his deal.
Mikel is currently on intentional duty with Nigeria at the Rio Olympics and is unlikely to feature as a first team player for recently appointed Chelsea boss Antonio Conte following the signing of Kante.
The 28-year-old midfielder has 10-years experience at Chelsea and is among the longest serving members of the current squad.
Mikel is reported to be among the alternative names Galatasaray president Levent Nazifoglu discussed after confirming that talks with Liverpool over Lucas Leiva had broken down on Wednesday.
Galatasaray sporting director Levent Nazifoglu did reveal that the club would seek alternatives following Lucas Leiva’s transfer from Liverpool hitting the rocks.
“We are no longer pursuing Lucas Leiva, we will continue efforts to sign alternative names instead,” Nazifoglu was quoted as saying by Turkish-football.com.
Mikel joined Chelsea from Norwegian outfit Lynn back in 2016 for £17 million and has made 378 appearances for the Blues.