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Man Utd unveiled John Obi Mikel before star's last-gasp transfer to Chelsea

Manchester United as a new player before switching to Chelsea.The former Nigeria captain, who has recently announced his retirement from football, was subject to one of the craziest transfer sagas to date.Just after the midfielder turned 18 years old, he was seemingly bought by United after the club announced that they had struck a deal with Lyn - a Norwegian side. Reports said at the time that the deal was initially worth £4million and would see the youngster make the move to Old Trafford in January 2006.READ MORE: Antonio Rudiger's 'goofy a** superpower' run for Real Madrid has fans howlingBut to complicate matters, Chelsea issued a counter-claim suggesting that they already had an agreement with Mikel and his representatives.

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Couple haven't seen each other for five years as husband is banned from UK
READ MORE: Woman shoves Big Macs down her bra as she invades Maccies kitchen demanding more burgers More trips to Africa followed, before Oluyemi decided to try for a UK visa in order to move closer to Sarah.But his application was denied, meaning the last time the couple saw each other was in March 2017.The pair said they have spent more than £5,000 on legal help to try and flip the Home Office's decision.However, Oluyemi is still stuck in Lagos, while Sarah lives more than 4,500 miles away in Wigan.She said: "We both feel 'where do we go from here?' – It's not easy."We stay in contact through WhatsApp, Facebook and video calls as well as TikTok."I haven't got back out to him again because first of all we were trying to pay the solicitors."Then Covid hit and now the cost-of-living crisis and everything is going pear-shaped."Sarah claimed the couple are saving as much as they can for her to go over there.The pair met online in April 2015 when she posted a video on Facebook and he commented.They quickly hit it off, with Oluyemi leaving his ex-partner to be with Sarah.And they spent an entire year getting to know each other via phone calls before their friendship soon blossomed into a romance.Then Sarah flew out to Nigeria in April 2016 and within a few days, the pair decided to get married.A few weeks later, they held a ceremony with Oluyemi's family and friends.Sarah kept the news secret from her family until she returned home and despite their initial shock, they're now supportive.They planned to see each other later in 2016, with Sarah flying out to Nigeria again in September.She managed to visit Oluyemi again in March 2017.Her husband organised a beach party and barbecue for her birthday.