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JOHN MIKEL OBI STATEMENT

Posted on: Fri 10 Oct 2008

Chelsea Football Club has issued a claim at the High Court in relation to the transfer of Jon Mikel Obi in June 2006.

The claim is against FC Lyn Oslo and Morgen Andersen and follows the criminal conviction in Norway of Lyn's former chief executive officer Morgan Andersen.

It is for the entire £16 million fee paid by Chelsea for the player as it is now clear following Andersen's conviction that the transfer was based on the fraudulent misrepresentation that Mikel had an employment contract with Lyn.

At the time of the transfer, Chelsea, Lyn and Manchester United agreed that the fees paid would be in final settlement of the transfer, any claims related to it and that no further action or comment regarding the transfer would be made.

Chelsea has written to Lyn to make clear that because the transfer was based on a fraudulent misrepresentation, now proven by a court of law, the settlement previously agreed is not binding.

Chelsea is in contact with Lyn and looks forward to working positively with them to resolve the claim promptly.

Chelsea would like to make clear that this legal action is against Lyn and Morgen Andersen.

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We paid them that to shut everyone up and rectify the whole situation, and that was our mistake. We shouldve sued from the very outset. Morgan Anderson was a snake if you read into any of his transfer dealings or club activities, but at that time we took the fall because we always did.

Now im glad we're going to try to get these suckers over all that. We will probably at least get the four million, but I doubt much more. The whole thing was disgustingly carried out by Lyn, and they joined man united in smearing us over it. And idiots at footballs regulartor bodies just stood silent over people like Anderson in the game.

The morons have the occasional rant about how the rules should be changed becuase English clubs are this and that, but they cant do their god damn jobs. Halfwits

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We paid them that to shut everyone up and rectify the whole situation, and that was our mistake. We shouldve sued from the very outset. Morgan Anderson was a snake if you read into any of his transfer dealings or club activities, but at that time we took the fall because we always did.

In theory, that would be a great idea.However reality is something entirely different.

First of all, at the time we likely didn't know the full details of what had happened at Lyn especially concerning Andersen meddling and forging Mikel's contract to get the deal done with United. But even if we did, look how long it took the court to get the matter resolved and it may take even longer for us to get any compensation. What was Mikel supposed to do the whole time while were fighting it over with Manure and Lyn over who he belongs to? Sit and wait?

We've done what we had to, to secure the player we wanted. Getting our £12 million back from MU would have been sweet but let's congratulate ourselves at least on having the last word in the matter and, most importantly, keeping the player. No money can satisfy you as much as the feeling of getting one over our league rivals.

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From the details that are "known", we paid Man United as if we were buying the player outright. It just so happens that player did not belong to them. Unless there is far more to this story then we know, we should, and I expect will go after the 12 Million. Yes we got a great player, but 12 Million is ALOT of money, even for us, to let slide.

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We didn't pay a cent to shut anybody up.

The agreed settlement involved:

1. We paid a total of 16m to secure Mikel's registration, and;

2. All parties agreed to stop their respective legal actions.

We'll win the case against Lyn. Lyn will then turn around and seek to recover the 12M from United.

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In theory, that would be a great idea.However reality is something entirely different.

First of all, at the time we likely didn't know the full details of what had happened at Lyn especially concerning Andersen meddling and forging Mikel's contract to get the deal done with United. But even if we did, look how long it took the court to get the matter resolved and it may take even longer for us to get any compensation. What was Mikel supposed to do the whole time while were fighting it over with Manure and Lyn over who he belongs to? Sit and wait?

We've done what we had to, to secure the player we wanted. Getting our £12 million back from MU would have been sweet but let's congratulate ourselves at least on having the last word in the matter and, most importantly, keeping the player. No money can satisfy you as much as the feeling of getting one over our league rivals.

I suspect that we haven’t heard or had the last word on this matter just yet. Suing FC Lyn Oslo seems to be turning into quite a cosy affair if the reports coming out of our club are anything to go by. This suggests to me that a little quid pro quo with them [perhaps sharing information] may well end in us gunning for United for the remaining £12m, especially when you consider that at one stage our Premiership rivals wanted us banned from all transfer dealings over this issue.

I don’t profess to know much about the matter, but one question I would like to ask those that do is - bear with me, it is long-winded - at every stage of this saga United stuck to their belief that Mikel had lied [initially] over wanting to come to Chelsea instead of going to them and rubbished his claim that he had not signed a contract, whether it be under duress or at all, yet despite these character faults they still wanted him as a player or, at the very least, £12m in compensation for him from us. This superciliousness was no doubt feigned because, at the time, their version of the truth could not be faulted - they had a signed contact so, fait accompli, Chelsea should have to pay up and also, if FIFA had agreed, be banned from any further transfer dealings. So…. now that the truth has come to light and bearing in mind their attitude towards us and towards one of our players throughout, should we not seek recompense from both parties anyway? The words honour bound spring to mind.

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I suspect that we haven’t heard or had the last word on this matter just yet. Suing FC Lyn Oslo seems to be turning into quite a cosy affair if the reports coming out of our club are anything to go by. This suggests to me that a little quid pro quo with them [perhaps sharing information] may well end in us gunning for United for the remaining £12m, especially when you consider that at one stage our Premiership rivals wanted us banned from all transfer dealings over this issue.

I don’t profess to know much about the matter, but one question I would like to ask those that do is - bear with me, it is long-winded - at every stage of this saga United stuck to their belief that Mikel had lied [initially] over wanting to come to Chelsea instead of going to them and rubbished his claim that he had not signed a contract, whether it be under duress or at all, yet despite these character faults they still wanted him as a player or, at the very least, £12m in compensation for him from us. This superciliousness was no doubt feigned because, at the time, their version of the truth could not be faulted - they had a signed contact so, fait accompli, Chelsea should have to pay up and also, if FIFA had agreed, be banned from any further transfer dealings. So…. now that the truth has come to light and bearing in mind their attitude towards us and towards one of our players throughout, should we not seek recompense from both parties anyway? The words honour bound spring to mind.

i was wondering the same thing, but also what will mikel do about this. surely utd have slandered him saying he lied and slandered chelsea saying we kidnapped him. i dont think this is over by a long way.

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There's a book coming out on Monday called "Den forsvunne diamanten. Historien om fotballens mørke side" (The lost diamond. The history of football's dark side) which deals with the Mikael story and apparently will open up the biggest can of worms football has seen, not only with regard to Mikael, Chelsea, Manchester Utd and Lyn but a host of major clubs. The book also deals with the trade in African kids between clubs, etc and how clubs fail to meet the demands set out in Fifa's Article 19. If what I read about this book is true I'm afraid the name of Chelsea, among others, will be dragged through the mud again big time. Apparently, the failure to comply with article 19 is why we signed an agreement to keep quite about the transfer.

If you can read Norwegian, google "Den forsvunne diamanten. Historien om fotballens mørke side".

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