Mikel extends Chelsea stay

LONDON - Nigeria midfielder John Obi Mikel agreed a new contract through to 2014 with Premier League club Chelsea on Wednesday.

"My future with the new manager (Carlo Ancelotti) will be bright, and I think we have a good working relationship already," Mikel told the club website.

The 22-year-old, who has signed a five-year deal, follows Florent Malouda in committing himself to Ancelotti's side after the France winger penned a new contract to 2012 on Tuesday.