Former Chelsea star John Mikel Obi is a free agent after terminating his contract with Turkish club, Trabzonspor, in March due to comments he made on coronavirus on Instagram.

According to reports, Mikel has been in talks with Brazilian side Botafogo ahead of a likely move to Brazil.

Botafogo has already made an official proposal and are awaiting Mikel’s reply, with sources revealing he is having a talk about the deal with his long-term partner, Olga Dyachenko.

Meanwhile, Mikel revealed last month that leaving Trabzonspor was one of the hardest decisions he has made.

“I would like to thank all the fans for their support. I also want to say thanks to all my teammates, technical crew, medical team and kit men for all we’ve achieved this season so far,” Mikel wrote on Instagram. “Wish you guys best of luck in winning the league.

“It was one of the hardest decisions I’ve had to make, but in current situation we all need take care of our families, spend time with them and protect them.”