Brazilian Club Botafogo are preparing a bid to sign former Chelsea and Trabzonspor midfielder John Mikel Obi, MySportDab reports.
Botafogo started preliminary talks with Mikel’s representatives in March after ending their pursuit of former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure.
However the talks were suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.
But According to Globo Esporte on Wednesday, Botafogo are still very much interested in signing the Nigerian.
32-year-old Mikel is currently a free agent after leaving Turkey club Trabzonspor last month.
Botafogo have already signed a top player this year after confirming the capture of Japanese star Keisuke Honda on a free transfer in January.
All football activities in Brazil are currently suspended as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.