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Chelsea stalwart issues Conte with major ultimatum, demands set

The Transfer Tavern has been standing long before the meteoric rise of Chelsea into the European elite, with our Landlord having watched it all from afar. 

Considering the nature of the Blues, he, along with the majority of fans, must feel like they’ve seen it all.

There’s been unprecedented success, a plethora of managers and the odd crumble.

However, there has been one ever present.

The stoic presence of John Obi Mikel for a decade in West London has seen the Nigerian rake in an impressive trophy haul, winning all major club competitions available to him at Stamford Bridge.

But will the 29-year old be around for much longer?

Well, according to Goal, the Super Eagle has demanded guarantees over his place in the starting lineup under incoming boss Antonio Conte.

The Italian, currently on Azzurri duty at Euro 2016, has been linked with moves for the likes of Radja Nainggolan and N’Golo Kante as he plots his own overhaul at the club this summer.

Should Mikel be afforded another year? Was he so impressive under Hiddink that he should start?! 

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