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Jon Obi Mikel leads cast of six potential bargain basement buys (1)

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Chelsea midfielder Jon Obi Mikel has played for the Blues more than 300 times and won an awesome collection of major honours including the Premier League, Champions League and Africa Cup of Nations during a 62-cap career with Nigeria, but is available to any club on the continent for just £5m this summer.

Just to put into perspective what a staggering bargain that is, Chelsea actually shelled out £16m to sign the maestro and settle a controversial dispute with Manchester United back in 2006.

Mikel has turned that raw potential into trophies and despite misguided ridicule in some circles is capable of any number of important functions in a top side, much more than the sideways passing supremo he's been typecast as by some supporters.

Staggering sums of money have already been exchanged this summer for the likes of Luis Suarez, Alexis Sanchez and Luke Shaw already this summer, but Chelsea's stance on Mikel proves there are still astute deals to be snapped up in the treacherous current transfer climate.

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Porto are one club particularly adept at sniffing out clever additions and have managed to sign star World Cup defender Bruno Martins Indi for just £7m, an absolute snip.

Borussia Dortmund have followed suit in a similar fashion to snare German starlet Matthias Ginter for a relatively cheap £8m, particularly when you consider long-term interest from Arsenal.

The Gunners are one Premier League giant still very much in the market for the right players at a reasonable price, but here are five bargains that should not be sniffed at by any of their title rivals or Champions League rivals across the continent.

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