Nigeria Super Eagles captain and ex Chelsea mid-fielder, John Obi Mikel has denied any move to Premiership club, Everton.
The Nigerian said he has no plan whatsoever to leave his Chinese club in January.
The 30 year old who spoke with Tianjin Television, said
“I don’t know where such a rumour came from, but this story is untrue.
“I want to stay in the Chinese Super League and play for Teda. I‘m sure there will be lots of speculation about me as the transfer window nears but this is a false rumour.
“Playing in the CSL will help me maintain my status for the World Cup.
“The standard of the CSL is quite high. Before, people might have thought it was slow, but now it’s very quick. I have no doubt playing in this league will help me stay in shape.
“Of course, there is still a gap between the CSL and the English Premiship.” he said