John Mikel Obi is set to join Championship side Middlesbrough after two years in the Chinese Super League with Tianjin TEDA.
The former Chelsea midfielder was reported to have traveled from London to the North-east yesterday after agreeing personal terms with Middlesbrough.
He is currently undergoing his medicals at the club.
Middlesbrough currently sit fifth in the Championship table and seven points off leaders Leeds.
Mikel is a Champions League and Europa League winner and has two Premier League winner’s medal from his time at Chelsea.
He has also won three FA Cups, a League Cup and Community Shield.