“Chelsea were very supportive,” Mikel said, recalling the incident.
“I remember Roman [Abramovich] saying ‘Do you want me to send people over? Because I know if I send people over, I can get your dad out’. I was like, how are you going to do this?
“He said ‘Don’t worry about that. If you want that option, I can do it.’”
Mikel’s father was safely released days after his kidnapping in 2018.