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Mikel commits to five more years at Chelsea
John Obi Mikel has pledged his future to Chelsea by signing a new contract.
The 25-year-old has been on Chelsea's books since arriving as a teenager in 2006 and will now be tied to the Blues until the summer of 2017 after putting his name to a five-year deal.
"Chelsea seems like my home now because I have been here for over six years and I enjoy my time here," Mikel told the club's official website. "I come into the training ground every day to work and I value my time there. I am happy and want to keep going and win trophies for this club.
"I have basically won everything with Chelsea and those years have been really special for me, winning trophies with big names like Didier Drogba, John Terry and Frank Lampard who have had very long Chelsea careers."
Mikel has played his part in a trophy-filled era for the club and is looking for that to continue. He added: "Last season to win the Champions League was even more special and I hope these next five years will bring even more success and I can win trophies with the new players we have here.
"Being 25 I think I am now hitting my peak but as a player you want to improve every day and there is still room for that. I want to learn from the players and the manager and I just want to keep going."