Former Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi has revealed that he left Chelsea in 2017 due to the invitation to represent the Nigerian national team at the Olympics.
He convinced Victor Moses to stay with Chelsea while he represented Nigeria, and Conte sent him to the reserve team upon his return.
Chelsea have reportedly moved away from signing Napoli striker Victor Osimhen in January due to the lack of cover behind Nicolas Jackson and the serious injuries suffered by Armando Broja and Christopher Nkunku.
Jackson has had a mixed start at Stamford Bridge, but has reclaimed his place and scored a hat-trick. Football London claims that a deal for Osimhen is unlikely to happen during the season due to the fee they would need to pay to acquire the player.