New contracts

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

"My future with the new manager (Carlo Ancelotti) will be bright," Mikel said. The 22-year-old follows Florent Malouda in committing himself to Ancelotti's side after the France winger penned a new contract to 2012. - Reuters